Samsung has recently announced that eight of its product series from the 2024 lineups, including Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, OLED, and The Frame, have been awarded the “Product Carbon Reduction” certification by TÜV Rheinland. This certification evaluates the carbon footprint of products and compares it to that of previous models, indicating a reduction in emissions. The certification process by TÜV Rheinland takes into account greenhouse gas emissions across the entire life cycle of Samsung’s TVs, from manufacturing to disposal, and adheres to ISO 14067 and ISO 14064-4 standards, as well as TÜV Rheinland’s own criteria.
Yongjae Kim, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, underlined the company’s commitment to sustainability in product development. Frank Holzmann of TÜV Rheinland also commented on Samsung’s efforts and the impact on the company’s reputation and consumer trust.
The certified product series encompass two Samsung Neo QLED 8K series, three Samsung Neo QLED 4K series, two OLED series, and one series of The Frame. Additionally, Samsung’s Visual Display Business has also received the industry’s first “Product Carbon Footprint Calculation Method” certification from TÜV Rheinland, which involves measuring and managing greenhouse gas emissions through a product’s complete life cycle.
Samsung’s goal is to obtain the “Product Carbon Footprint” and “Product Carbon Reduction” certifications for over 60 models by 2024, including new soundbar models. These certifications are part of Samsung’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, which previously led to the “Reducing CO2” certification from the Carbon Trust for its TVs and monitors.
For more detailed information on the certified Samsung products and their sustainability features, check out Samsung’s website here.