Samsung Electronics UK today announced it has received carbon footprint certification for two of its hero Android devices, the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note. The Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of both products having verified that they successfully met the requirements of PAS 2050, a global standard for product carbon footprinting.
The data for the certification was generated using Footprint Expert 3.3 software which accurately calculated the carbon footprint of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II. Footprint Expert 3.3 tool is able to efficiently produce robust and certifiable product carbon footprint assessments in accordance with PAS 2050. Carbon Trust Certification verified the carbon footprints of both devices, with the scope of the certification encompassing the whole lifecycle of each product, in conformity with PAS 2050.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division: “We’re delighted that both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II have been certified by the Carbon Trust for their carbon footprints. We always strive to offer our customers an exciting user experience through innovative hardware and our award-winning technology and services. We are thrilled to now be able to share these deeper insights into our products’ carbon footprints with them.”
Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, said:“We congratulate Samsung on calculating the carbon impact of these products across their lifecycle and achieving certification. Samsung has been quick off the mark in becoming the first organisation to certify the carbon footprints of mobile devices, and Samsung’s commitment to understanding the environmental impact of its products demonstrates to its customers that it takes climate change seriously.”
Samsung’s Green Management strategy was established in 2009, as part of Samsung’s Planet First initiative. Since then, Samsung Electronics has developed innovative solutions for environmentally friendly products. As part of this, Samsung reviewed the production, usage and end-of-life disposal of its handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II are available to buy in the UK across all major networks and retailers. The footprints have been certified for these two devices sold in UK, France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland.