Samsung Electronics has achieved carbon footprint certification for its GALAXY S III and GALAXY Ace Duo smartphones across Europe*. By doing so, it has become the first and only mobile phone manufacturer to have product carbon footprints certified by Carbon Trust Certification to PAS 2050 - the global standard for measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services over their life cycle.
The number of mobile devices in use worldwide is growing exponentially and Samsung Electronics has shown industry leadership, not only by submitting its smartphones for independent assessment by the Carbon Trust, but through improvements made to the environmental performance of its products.
The Carbon Trust provided Samsung Electronics with product carbon footprinting training and knowledge transfer to assist with the footprint analysis of the certified mobile handsets.
The best-selling GALAXY SIII has an even lower carbon footprint than its predecessor, the GALAXY SII. A more efficient charger, the use of fewer raw materials and a reduction in emissions during its assembly all contributed to reducing the smartphone's carbon footprint by up to 14%.
* The footprint certifications for the GALAXY SIII and the GALAXY Ace Duo are valid for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.