Samsung announced that it’ll power all its factories, office buildings and operational facilities across three continents with 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.
The ambition is part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility.
In its home in Korea, Samsung plans to install 42,000 meters of solar panels at its headquarters and will continue to add approximately 21,000 meters of solar arrays and geothermal power generation facilities beginning in 2019 at its satellite campuses in Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong.
Together, that would position Samsung to create enough electricity from solar to power the equivalent of 115,000 four-person Korean households for a year, the company said.
Greenpeace welcomed the news with the following statement:
“Samsung’s announcement is a major step forward for the movement to build a renewably powered future. If the company follows through with meaningful actions, it will join the ranks of innovative business leaders recognizing the sense of urgency around climate change and showing a different future is still possible,“ said Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International.