Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note first mobile phones to achieve product Carbon Footprint Certification

Galaxy Note

Samsung Electronics UK recieved Carbon Footprint Certification for two of the Galaxy range of devices, Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note. This means they have met the global standards for carbon footprinting by meeting requirements of PAS 2050.

The data for the certification was generated using Footprint Expert™ 3.3 software (A comprehensive software package developed and owned by the Carbon Trust Footprinting Company that produces fast, reliable and certifiable product carbon footprint assessments. Footprint Expert has been used to calculate the carbon footprints of over 5,500 stock-keeping units (SKUs) with a combined value of £2.7 billion in product turnover. ) 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.

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.