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At Samsung, the development of high energy-efficient products and sustainable packaging, as well as our take-back and recycling schemes have helped garner praise from a range of government agencies and independent organizations. We are particularly proud to have received the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award recognition by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seven times in total since 2013.
We are pleased to offer consumers a wide array of ENERGY STAR certified products – with a goal to educate and improve their understanding about how the ENERGY STAR program and the products in their homes, can deliver tangible energy and cost savings. Samsung currently offers more than 375 ENERGY STAR certified products in the U.S. – from washing machines and dishwashers to soundbars and tablets.
In recognition of ENERGY STAR Day on October 27, 2020, Mark Newton, Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability, had the opportunity to connect with Brittney Gordon, Content Manager at the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for a Q&A where she offered their insight on sustainability and how companies like Samsung make an impact.

Beyond products, how does ENERGY STAR partner with Samsung to advance sustainable environmental progress?
When it comes to advancing sustainable environmental progress, Samsung has long understood that one of the key components is investing in youth. Young people have always taken the lead in championing environmental protection, and that is why ENERGY STAR and Samsung have worked together to empower young people with the tools they need to be change agents at any age. One of the best examples of that work is Samsung’s Climate Superstars Challenge. Samsung and ENERGY STAR work together with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to provide middle-school age youth with daily activities to raise their awareness of the effects of energy consumption and provide them with strategies for becoming more energy-efficient and environmentally conscious. Annual activities like this one work to build the next generation of environmental activists, and ENERGY STAR is proud to help Samsung empower them with the tools they need to change the world. 

What efforts can consumers make to reduce their impact on the environment through energy efficiency?
The easiest thing consumers can do to save energy and protect the planet is to look for the ENERGY STAR label. From appliances to electronics and just about everything in between, you can find the ENERGY STAR on over 75 product categories. ENERGY STAR makes saving energy simple, by taking the guesswork out of figuring out which products will save your family the most energy. 
Gen Z is leading the charge when it comes to climate action, from protest movements to consumption changes. How would the EPA frame Samsung’s level of commitment to environmental protection from a product standpoint to this conscious audience? 
Gen Z are the first generation of digital natives, born and raised during a time when the new age of technology continuously introduced new innovations and conveniences that have changed our world.  From social media to tech gadgets, this generation knows technology, but they are also some of the strongest proponents of environmental action. As Gen Z looks to make product purchases with environmental stewardship in mind, they will find that Samsung has well earned its status as an award-winning ENERGY STAR partner, with a catalog of energy-efficient products that are both groundbreaking for their innovation and their climate protection.
As an ENERGY STAR partner Samsung is heavily invested in climate protection, working with EPA to collaborate and to provide feedback as we develop specifications that help raise the bar on efficiency levels in a meaningful way for the entire industry. Samsung is focused on innovation that not only provides consumers with next-generation tech, but also next-level energy efficiency. 
Samsung washing machines and dryers produced in Newberry, SC are all ENERGY STAR-certified.When it comes to making new purchases, why should consumers consider ENERGY STAR among the priority product features?
Energy efficiency is one of the most important features for consumers to consider when purchasing new products. By choosing a product that has earned the ENERGY STAR consumers will ensure that they save their family energy and money over the lifetime of the product, while still providing their loved ones with the latest in innovative tech. There is no need to feel like you have to make a choice with ENERGY STAR. EPA works with thousands of partners across the industry to make sure that they include energy efficiency into the design of the most innovative products on the market. By making ENERGY STAR certification a priority product feature, consumers will ensure that they are getting get it all— next level invention and energy-savings. 

What tools does ENERGY STAR offer consumers to further preferences for environmental conservation? 
ENERGYSTAR.gov is the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about saving energy at home. Check out the product finder tool to search for products and link directly to retailers in your area.  Follow ENERGY STAR on Facebook and Twitter for tips and resources to help you along your journey. And last but not least, Oct. 27th is ENERGY STAR Day! Join us on social media to see how ENERGY STAR is working with partners like Samsung to help families across the country save today, save tomorrow and save for good.
Samsung is a proud ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award winner, and we look forward to a continued partnership with the EPA for years to come.
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