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Samsung SDI Becomes 1st Lithium Battery Business to Receive Carbon Footprint Label

  • Carbon Trusts certifies 4.8Ah cylindrical cells and 49.5Ah prismatic modules
  • Testament to Samsung SDI’s conformance to global standards for product’s environmental impact across life cycle
  • Samsung SDI CEO says, “We will make the world greener and sustainable through our innovative technology”

SEOUL, Korea – June 30, 2023 – Samsung SDI today announced that the company has become the first lithium battery maker to receive carbon footprint labels from Carbon Trust.
*Carbon footprint measures greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout a product life cycle (from raw materials, production, distribution, use, to disposal)

Founded in 2001 by the U.K. government to combat climate change and promote decarbonization, Carbon Trust assesses GHG emissions throughout a product’s life cycle from the extraction of raw materials to the disposal and awards certificates accordingly using internationally recognized standards.

Samsung SDI’s products that obtained carbon footprint labels of CO2 Measured are 4.8Ah cylindrical battery cells and 49.5Ah prismatic battery modules, both of which serve as key components in electric vehicles.

The measurements were made d on Publicly Available Specification 2050 (PAS2050) and EU Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) on batteries.

Samsung SDI underlined that this feat is a testament to its conformance to global standards with respect to the environmental impact across product life cycle. The company plans on fortifying its organizational competence for carbon accounting thereby further reducing carbon emissions.

Committed to transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2050, Samsung SDI has been ramping up its efforts to decarbonize its business by carrying out key tasks such as the deployment of high-efficiency equipment and the recycling of waste energy.

“Having our products’ carbon footprint certified is the acknowledgement of our product’s eco-friendliness and our vigorous efforts to reduce carbon emissions,” said Samsung SDI President and CEO Yoon-ho Choi and highlighted, “We will make the world greener and sustainable through our innovative technology.”

On the same day, Samsung SDI released its twentieth Sustainability Report detailing the company’s sustainability performances and achievements in 2022. Through consistent sustainability reporting, Samsung’s battery business operator has been bringing transparency of its ESG-related issues and information in its stakeholder engagement.

About Samsung SDI

Samsung SDI, headquartered in the Republic of Korea, is a world-leading battery and electronic
material manufacturer redefining the worlds of electric vehicles, energy storage systems and IT
devices. The company drives transformation and innovation to emerge as a ‘Creative Energy and
Materials Solution Leader’ across the fields of e-mobility, energy solutions, as well as semiconductors
and displays. The company commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity across its entire global
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