Samsung joins the list of major tech companies who have made a commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy. Some are well on their way to achieving their aim and Samsung has now said that it’s aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy at its office buildings, factories, and operational facilities in the United States, China, and Europe by 2020.
Samsung’s initial commitment in South Korea this year will be the installation of approximately 42,000㎡ of solar panels in Samsung Digital City in Suwon where its headquarters are located. It will add approximately 21,000㎡ of solar arrays and geothermal power generation facilities starting next year in its Pyeongtaek campus and the following year in its Hwaseong campus.
These efforts will help Samsung increase its use of renewable energy globally to match the equivalent amount of energy created by an average 3.1GW solar power plant by 2020. Samsung will reveal more details about its renewable energy plans in its sustainability report later this week.
The company will also push the use of renewable energy in its supply chain. It has made a commitment to work with its top 100 partner companies starting next year to help them meet their own renewable energy targets in collaboration with the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Program which Samsung intends to join next year.