Samsung Electronics UK recently announced that the Galaxy S II and GALAXY Note received carbon footprint certifications, making them the first two mobile handsets to conform to the PAS2050 standard. With this, Samsung proves that it takes its green initiative seriously, having established its Green Management strategy since 2009 as part of its Planet First initiative and be the first to conform to the PAS2050 environmentally friendly standards.
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As we move closer towards a greener and environmentally friendly society, you must wonder, are our most essential items (in this case our smartphones) leaving any negative impact on mother earth? The carbon footprints of any product, activity, organization or system can be calculated, with enough time, data and expertise from the Carbon Trust Certification Company with the use of tools such as the Footprint Expert™ 3.3 which accurately calculates a product’s carbon footprint in accordance to the PAS2050 standard.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said, “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.”
The Carbon Trust company is an independent not-for-profit company which aims to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, providing expertise and support to businesses and public sectors to aid in reducing carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.
For more information about Carbon Trust and its certification, do visit http://www.carbontrustcertification.com
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