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Samsung has biggest carbon for print in Big Tech says Electronics Hub

Staff Reporter
February 24, 2023

Korean electronics giant emitted 20.1 million tons of Co2 last year 

Samsung has the biggest carbon footprint of any major company in tech, emitting 20.1 million metric tons of Co2 per year equivalent to 4.3 million cars on the road each year.

So claims Electronics Hub, a free online resource that helps students, makers, hobbyists, and engineers build engineering projects 

Among other mobile manufacturers, Apple produced,058,446 million metric tons of CO? per year followed by Nokia (501,600), and Qualcomm (371,180)

Electronics Hub analysed publicly available environmental reports of 100 of the largest technology companies, ranking them from highest to lowest polluting. The data came from publicly available reports to find the total direct and indirect carbon emissions figures.

Samsung has committed to a net zero strategy by 2050, pledging to spend more than $5 billion to decarbonize its consumer electronics operation.

“With a record 36 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced globally in 2021, the world has no choice but to take action on climate change. Policy reports from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make it clear that reducing carbon pollution is essential in mitigating the devastating impacts of a 1.5°C increase in the Earth’s temperature” says Electronics Hub.

“The sector produced between two and three per cent of the world’s carbon emissions in 2021, according to the UN’s Environment Programme — comparable with global aviation

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