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CES 2022: Samsung highlights sustainability and the future of smart home

Samsung unveiled its "Together for Tomorrow" vision for the future during a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.
CES 2022: Samsung highlights sustainability and the future of smart home
Samsung's "Together for Tomorrow" vision

Positive changes for the planet and more

During the event, keynote speaker Jong-Hee (JH) Han, Vice Chairman, CEO, and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung highlighted the company's efforts to build a more sustainable, customized, and connected future.

Samsung says this will be possible with products and initiatives that minimize environmental impact, cater to consumers' lifestyles, and make smart home experiences truly seamless.

I'm excited for you to be a part of our vision to see how innovation can create positive change, [and] to join us and work together for tomorrow, said Han.

According to Samsung, their future is built on what they call "everyday sustainability." It is a concept that inspires Samsung to put sustainability at the heart of everything it does. 

Samsung has been staying true to this by adopting new, low-impact product manufacturing practices, footprint-reducing packaging, and a more sustainable customer experience, and by responsibly disposing of products at the end of their lifecycles.

Did you know that Samsung has earned recognition from Carbon Trust, the world’s leading authority on carbon footprint? Last year, the company's Carbon Trust-certified memory chips helped reduce carbon emissions by nearly 700,000 tons.
Samsung says their future is built on "everyday sustainability"
Samsung says their future is built on "everyday sustainability"

Summary of Samsung's sustainability efforts:

  • Samsung's Visual Display Business plans to use 30 times more recycled plastics than it did in 2021.
  • Expansion of Samsung's recycled materials to include all mobile products and home appliances over the next three years.
  • In 2021, all of Samsung’s TV boxes included recycled materials.
  • By 2022, Samsung will be expanding the use of recycled materials to include the boxes' interior packaging as well.
  • Samsung introduced notable enhancements to its first-of-its-kind SolarCell Remote, which eliminates battery waste with a built-in solar panel that can be charged during both day and night.
  • By 2025, Samsung plans to make all of its TVs and phone chargers operate on near-zero standby power so that the products will consume almost no energy when not being used.
  • Samsung has collected more than five million tons of e-waste since 2009.
  • In 2021, Samsung launched Galaxy for the Planet, a sustainability platform that was created to bring about tangible climate action and minimize devices' environmental footprints throughout their lifecycles.

On the other hand, Samsung also outlined various ways it is advancing technology to cater to consumers' diverse needs. During the CES 2022, Samsung unveiled its Freestyle portable projector with Smart TV accessibility features. 

It also released the Odyssey Ark sporting a 55-inch, flexible, and curved gaming screen. Lastly, the company also launched the Samsung Gaming Hub. It offers an all-in-one platform for discovering and playing cloud and console games and is set to launch on the company’s 2022 Smart TVs and monitors. 

Moving on to Samsung's products for homes, the company announced the rollout of more customization options for its Bespoke lineup of home appliances. 

Samsung Smart Home products:

  • Samsung Family Hub
  • French 3-Door and 4-door refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Ranges
  • Over-the-range microwaves
  • Bespoke Jet vacuum
  • Bespoke Washer and Dryer

Overall, Samsung's keynote underlined a deep commitment to corporate social responsibility that continues to characterize its approach to innovation.

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