Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II And Galaxy Note: First Mobile Handsets To Receive Product Carbon Footprint Certification By Carbon Trust

Samsung Electronics UK recently received a carbon footprint certification for two of its hero Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung 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.

This comes as Android devices get certified with internationally recognised standards. 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 Samsung 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.
Samsung Galaxy S II
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,” says Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust
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.” says Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division:
Galaxy S II
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.
Samsung Galaxy Note
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. Awesome Samsung mobile handsets with carbon footprint consciousness, isn't it?

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