Samsung Electronics made a significant commitment to renewable energy Thursday.
In a statement on its website, the tech giant said that will was planning to use 100 percent renewable energy at its factories, office buildings along with operational facilities in Europe, China along with the U.S. by 2020.
The business is usually set to install around 42,000 meters squared of solar panels at its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea, along with will also add solar arrays along with geothermal power generation facilities at its campuses in Pyeongtaek along with Hwaseong.
“Samsung Electronics is usually fulfilling its duty as a corporate citizen by expanding along with supporting the use of renewable energy,” Won Kyong Kim, Samsung Electronics’ executive vice president along with head of global public affairs, said.
“As demonstrated by our expanded commitment, we are focused on protecting our planet along with are doing our part as a global environmental steward.”
Samsung Electronics’ move was welcomed by environmental organizations. “Samsung’s announcement is usually a major step forward for the movement to build a renewably powered future,” Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International’s executive director, said in a statement.
“If the company follows through with meaningful actions, that will will join the ranks of innovative business leaders recognizing the sense of urgency around climate change along with showing a different future is usually still possible,” she added.
quite a few big businesses are looking to embrace renewable energy. Earlier This kind of year, for example, Apple said its global facilities were today powered by 100 percent clean energy in what CEO Tim Cook called a significant milestone for the tech giant.
Last October, Amazon announced that will its biggest wind farm to date was operational. The business said that will Amazon Wind Farm Texas could add over 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy to the grid annually.