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SEPI*, Environmental Management Standards for Sustainable Future

* Semiconductor Environmental
Performance Index

Samsung Semiconductor provides strict and specific standards for environmental performance that are optimized for semiconductor companiesindustry

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Samsung Semiconductor’s Semiconductor Environmental Performance Index (SEPI) that is tailored to various environmental efforts for semiconductor companies

With semiconductors being used in more and more places, there is mounting pressure on semiconductor companies to implement environmental management practices.

However, it was confusing for semiconductor companies as domestic and foreign evaluation agencies had different evaluation standards that were not in line with the semiconductor industry’s specificity. Samsung Semiconductor has developed its own Semiconductor Environment Performance Index (SEPI) to provide a universal standard for environmental management and to reflect companies’ eco-friendly efforts and performance.

Samsung Semiconductor presents Semiconductor Environmental Performance Index (SEPI) for the industry, and for semiconductor companies that are confused about different evaluation standards

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Samsung Semiconductor presents Semiconductor Environmental Performance Index (SEPI) for the industry

Samsung Semiconductor sets the standards for environmental management practices of semiconductor companies with SEPI

Samsung Semiconductor’s SEPI is set out to efficiently communicate our environmental efforts to all interested parties, from semiconductor experts, environmental certification organizations, and media outlets to our customers. As an industry leader, Samsung Semiconductor expects to execute environmental management in line with the semiconductor industry’s specificity through SEPI.

Let’s find out more about the focuses and principles of Samsung Semiconductor’s SEPI.

What experts say about SEPI

To secure SEPI's reliability, SEPI Review Committee is established to check the suitability of the evaluation standards.

To secure SEPI's reliability, Samsung Electronics established the SEPI Review Committee. Composed of five experts from academia, the semiconductor industry, and certification institutions, the committee checks the suitability of details and logic of SEPI, an environmental management performance indicator, in consideration of the nature of the semiconductor industry.

At a time when the semiconductor industry needs to change its overall perception of environmental management efforts and needs, the committee expects that SEPI will serve a better purpose to instigate a new beginning for the semiconductor industry. This is because SEPI makes it possible to have a strict and systematic internal evaluation within companies, and allows companies to accurately and efficiently communicate with stakeholders such as the government and consumers. For more details on the roles and implications of SEPI, here are some comments from the industry experts: Seung-jick Yoo, Professor of Environmental and Climate Change Studies, Sookmyung Women's University, Byung-ok Ahn, Professor of Convergence Engineering, Hoseo University, Eric Jeon, Environment & Sustainability Manager of UL Korea, Ki-hyun Ahn, Vice President of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association, and Jung-nam Kim, Partner at Samjong KPMG, ESG & Strategy.

  • Samsung Electronics SEPI Review Committee Byung-ok Ahn, Professor of Convergence Engineering, Hoseo University

    “SEPI can provide a direction for environmental management and play a key role in responding to external risks such as regulations and reputations.”

    Byung-ok Ahn, Professor of Convergence Engineering, Hoseo University

  • Samsung Electronics SEPI Review Committee Seung-jick Yoo, Professor of Environmental and Climate Change Studies, Sookmyung Women's University

    “Under the current strong sanctions on climate change and carbon neutrality, semiconductor companies will be able to systematically manage their efforts and benefit from improvements.”

    Seung-jick Yoo, Professor of Environmental and Climate Change Studies, Sookmyung Women's University

  • Samsung Electronics SEPI Review Committee Ki-hyun Ahn, Vice President of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association

    “SEPI is a good indicator that many companies vulnerable to environmental management can use to lower the risk of their business activities.”

    Ki-hyun Ahn, Vice President of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association

  • Samsung Electronics SEPI Review Committee Eric Jeon, Environment & Sustainability Manager of UL Korea

    “SEPI is a milestone in environmental management that goes one step further. I hope that it will develop into an objective and comprehensive indicator in accordance with the nature of the semiconductor industry.”

    Eric Jeon, Environment & Sustainability Manager of UL Korea

  • Samsung Electronics SEPI Review Committee Jung-nam Kim, Partner at Samjong KPMG, ESG & Strategy

    “In today’s environment where businesses are evaluated by a range of different organizations around the world, it is encouraging to see a company take the initiative and develop an environmental management performance indicator. Samsung’s SEPI serves as a good benchmark for companies within and outside the industry.”

    Jung-nam Kim, Partner at Samjong KPMG, ESG & Strategy

Samsung Semiconductor’s
Green Efforts

Eco-friendly activities

Manufacturing high-performance, low-power chips to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

High-efficiency facilities and advanced technology for reducing energy use during production

Improved waste management and recycling to minimize environmental footprint

Eco-friendly progress

Environment-friendly product certifications from Korea and abroad
(certified by Korea Environmental Industry Technology Institute under the Ministry of Environment)

Using 100% new and renewable energy overseas

Site certifications from the Carbon Trust (Carbon/Water/Waste)

The Semiconductor is a key contributor to Korea’s economic growth, and here at Samsung Semiconductor, we continue to make strides in reducing our carbon footprint throughout the value chain.

Samsung Semiconductor anticipates eco-friendly growth and better performance of the semiconductor.

SEPI will exceed its role as an evaluation indicator of Samsung Semiconductor to set standards for stricter environmental management in the semiconductor industry. It will also serve as a medium to effectively communicate the green efforts of various stakeholders in the semiconductor industry, including Samsung Semiconductor and its partners. Furthermore, SEPI will become a guide for consumers in choosing a product and also for investors in assessing companies. We expect not only Samsung Electronics but also the semiconductor industry as a whole will adopt SEPI as a way to expand environmental management and achieve eco-friendly growth.