Samsung: CSR & Sustainability News

Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand.

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Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.

Top Energy-Efficient Apps and Devices for Everyday Use

Saving energy is on most people’s minds these days. Check out these top energy-saving devices, appliances and apps you can use every day.
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How to Make Your Home Smart and Energy Efficient

When it comes to electrical usage, one should think of the age-old economic theory, the Tragedy of the Commons. The principle is simple:…
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Buying Smartphones for Longevity: Are Manufacturers (and Consumers) Ready?

Upgrading smartphones every two years has become the norm, but this is far from sustainable. Are mobile manufacturers (and consumers) ready to accept…

CSR Lessons From Mobile Industry’s ‘Kill Switch’ Opposition

A growing number of policymakers and law enforcements officers believe that a "kill switch," which would make smartphones useless when stolen, is the…
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Samsung Continues Global Renewable Energy Investment with Solar in Canada

Samsung Renewable Energy inked a partnership agreement with Canadian Solar Inc. to open a solar module and power voltage manufacturing plant in Ontario.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Scores First Smartphone Sustainability Certification

Last week, TCO Development granted Samsung’s Galaxy S4 the organization’s first ever sustainability certification for smartphones.
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Friends of the Earth “Make It Better Campaign” Starts With Smartphones

A new Friends of the Earth campaign published a report that focused on tin mining in Indonesia, and calls out Samsung and Apple…

Are the Greatest Brands in the World Sustainable?

What makes a brand a great brand? And is there something common to all the great brands that differentiate them from the ordinary…
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Samsung Announces £100m Investment in Scotland’s Wind Energy Sector

Moving along with Scotland’s ambitious plans to be the European leader in wind energy, Samsung has announced that it will base its first…

Sprint Sets the Bar for Sustainable Phone Design

At the highly anticipated Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas this week, Sprint, who earned the No. 3 spot on Newsweek’s Green…

Which Companies Pitched Green Products at CES?

Within the cavernous halls at CES 2012 were plenty of energy efficient, “green” and eco-friendly products along with OLED and smart TVs. Panasonic…

Is a Universal Phone Charger Standard Around the Corner?

The constant evolution of technology has been breathtaking to behold, but it does have some dark sides. Not the least of these is…
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Asian Technology Giants Striding into Green Products

In separate announcements over the last week, two of the world’s largest makers of electronic devices, Samsung and Panasonic, have announced multi-billion dollar investments in…

What Is an Emerging Market Anyways?

By David Abraham “Don’t use a cookie cutter approach when evaluating emerging economies,” warned Dr. Jahangir Boroumand, professor at the Smith School of…