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EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

Samsung Austin Semiconductor no longer needs to consider copper filter cake as hazardous waste and is able to disregard the requirements of hazardous waste regulations for that substance, thanks to a

Samsung Won’t Consort with Korindo; NGOs Claim Credit

Samsung Won’t Consort with Korindo; NGOs Claim Credit

Samsung IT says its subsidiary will not pursue any business with the Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo, a company linked to rainforest destruction practices. A petition, launched by SumOfUs.org and delivered by Mighty Earth directly to Samsung’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, was part of an extensive two-month campaign, calling on Samsung to drop the joint venture or any business partnership with Korindo. But Samsung IT still needs to clean up its palm oil practices, the groups say.

Samsung, BAT and ASML Holding Join Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Samsung, BAT and ASML Holding Join Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Global investors are exploring ways to integrate ESG factors into their investments, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices help investors evaluate the world’s largest companies in terms of their sustainability. Additions to this year’s list include Samsung and British American Tobacco, while companies dropped from the list include…

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Additions, Cuts Announced

Cisco Systems, Shell and Adobe are the three largest additions to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. to the annual sustainability benchmark. Intel, Samsung Electronics and British American Tobacco are the largest deletions to the annual sustainability benchmark.

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CDP Reveals 2015 Climate A List

Apple, Microsoft and Google made the CDP 2015 Climate A List, which includes companies that received an A grade for their actions to mitigate climate change. CDP published the list as part of its annual Climate Change Report. The A List features brands from around the world including BMW, Nissan, … Read more »

CDP Lists Top Corporate Climate Performers

CDP Lists Top Corporate Climate Performers

Apple, BMW, Samsung and Unilever are among the companies doing the most to combat climate change, according to CDP’s annual climate performance report. The Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 gives 187 companies an A grade for their corporate efforts to mitigate climate change. CDP assessed information provided by about 2,000 … Read more »

Best Buy, Dell, Among EPA’s Electronics Recycling Challenge Leaders

Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint and Staples are among the electronics manufacturers and retailers recognized by the EPA for their achievements in used electronics stewardship under the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The companies’ environmental achievements include diverting more than 220,000 metric tons of used … Read more »

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BMW, Samsung Expand Partnership

BMW has expanded its partnership with Samsung SDI, signing a memorandum of understanding under which Samsung will supply BMW with lithium-ion battery cells for the BMW i3, BMW i8 and additional hybrid models over the coming years. In response to the growing demand for electric vehicles, the new agreement increases … Read more »

Tech Alliance Seeks Smart Device Communication Standards

Samsung, Intel and Dell have teamed up to create standard ways for household devices such as thermostats and light bulbs to communicate with each other, according to Reuters. The group, called the Open Interconnect Consortium, includes chipmakers Broadcom and Atmel and was announced July 7. The consortium is similar to … Read more »

Google Ranks Sixth for Green Power Purchases

Google has debuted at No. 6 in the EPA’s Green Power Partner rankings of the top clean electricity purchasers in the nation. The tech company uses more than 737 million kilowatt-hours of green power a year, or 32 percent of its total electricity use, most supplied by two 20-year bundled power … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Samsung’s ISO 50001, CSX’s LEED, WhiteWave

Samsung Electronics has received ISO 50001 energy management certification for all sites worldwide. The company’s Gumi, South Korea site was the first to receive certification, in July 2011. Samsung has cut GHG emissions 57 percent since 2008, and plans further reductions by minimizing energy waste. SCS Global Services has verified Fruit … Read more »

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

BMW, Daimler, Philips Electronics, Nestlé, financial firm BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and utility Gas Natural SDG — all with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the CDP’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Hewlett-Packard and … Read more »