Samsung To Adopt Low-Carbon Diet For Employees

As part of the tech giant's "New Environmental Strategy," a comprehensive effort to combat climate change, Samsung Electronics will implement a low-carbon diet at its in-house restaurants, the company announced on Sunday. At its corporate headquarters in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, starting in February, Samsung will introduce PlanEat Choice, a food corner (in the cafeteria) composed of low-carbon meals.

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from food production, packaging, processing, transportation, preparation, and waste are the main objectives of the new diet policy. As the world works to defend itself from the effects of climate change, low-carbon diets have become popular as new lifestyle choices.

A variety of carbon-diet meals are available to employees at the food counter, including rice with mushrooms, pesto pasta with "namul," or seasoned vegetables, rice with soybean paste, and dumpling stew with mushrooms. According to the business, a tasting event for its new low-carbon meals was recently held.

Global Carbon Neutrality

The action taken by Samsung is a part of its New Environmental Strategy, which was unveiled in September 2022 and aims to make the world carbon neutral by the year 2050. The company is now supporting the effort to address the climate crisis by developing cutting-edge technologies like semiconductors that consume extremely little power.

The company's DX Division, which is in charge of home appliances, TVs, and smartphones, will be able to achieve its carbon neutrality goal by 2030, according to Han Jong-hee, vice chairman of the company. The chip production division is still aiming to achieve the goal by 2050. 

On January 6, the vice chairman stated at a press conference held outside of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at a hotel in Las Vegas: “The DX Division plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. This year at the CES, we are demonstrating our commitment to sustainability by displaying eco-friendly products and technologies. Some of these include recycled materials, a TV remote control that makes use of natural or artificial light, and washing machines that are made to minimize the use of microplastics.”

As part of a global initiative to promote 100 percent renewable energy, Samsung has also joined RE100. As part of this commitment, Samsung plans to meet the electricity requirements of all markets outside of Korea where it conducts business with renewable energy within a few years.

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