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MWG and SAMSUNG' s partnership in processing used batteries continues to expand the Sustainable Development journey

Submission date: 11/08/2023 Views: 59

With Mobile World Group,Samsung is calling on users to participate in a journey of sustainabledevelopment through simple and practical actions.

Samsung Vina ElectronicsCo., Ltd collaborated with Mobile World Group to implement the "Joininghands to process used batteries" campaign nationwide. This program isaligned with both parties' sustainable development commitment and vision,aiming to provide eco-friendly solutions that protect the environment andenhance the quality of life.

Mr. Nguyen Minh Tam,Director of the Audio-Visual Electronics Department at Samsung Vina, stated:"As the world's leading TV brand, Samsung not only leads in technologicalinnovation but also aims to share responsibilities for the environment,community, and society. Sustainability is always a top priority at Samsung,achieved through various technological initiatives during each productlifecycle phase to create sustainable and environmentally friendly products andsolutions, contributing to positive changes."

Mr. Dang Minh Luom, amember of the Board of Directors in charge of Sustainable Development at MobileWorld Group, shared: " Mobile World is delighted to implement thisprogram, which is one of the actions to realize the sustainable developmentvision of the entire group. With our extensive network of stores across allthree chains: The Gioi Di Dong, Dien May Xanh, and Bach Hoa Xanh nationwide, wehope the meaningful message of the program will strongly resonate withcustomers."

Accordingly, Samsung and MobileWorld Group will place collection bins for used batteries in stores within theretail system, including Bach Hoa Xanh (all locations in Ho Chi Minh City), TheGioi Di Dong, Dien May Xanh (100 locations in three major cities: Hanoi, Ho ChiMinh City, Da Nang), as well as Samsung service centers.

Users can store theirused batteries in boxes or sealed containers and then drop them off atdesignated collection points (made entirely from Samsung TV's eco-friendlypackaging). The batteries will be transported to Samsung factories and safelyprocessed according to regulations at specialized hazardous waste points.Additionally, users are encouraged to choose environmentally friendly productssuch as Samsung's solar-powered TV remote control. This third-generationSolarCell remote control is designed to be more compact, using less material(24% recycled plastic), and powered by solar energy or indoor radiofrequencies.

After use, batteries mustbe properly disposed of, as they are classified as hazardous waste. Improperlyprocessed batteries can pollute 500 liters of water or 1 cubic meter of soilover 50 years. Burning used batteries releases harmful components into the air,causing air pollution. Ingesting or inhaling toxins released from batteries canseriously harm the body. Proper battery disposal holds significant importancein environmental preservation and user awareness.

Previously, Samsungpioneered innovative and sustainable approaches in production, distribution,use, and recycling, offering products that contribute to a sustainableecosystem. Carbon Trust has certified six Neo QLED 2023 TV models for CO2emissions reduction; CO2 is transformed into recyclable material, eco-friendlypackaging is provided, ink on hardcovers is minimized, staplers is eliminated,and packaging sizes are reduced. Energy management is improved through AI viaSmartThings. Catalogs and flyers are replaced with QR technology to accesse-catalogs, minimizing printing, paper, and ink consumption. The "CreativeGreen World" eco-friendly packaging competition garnered unique entriesfrom TV packaging materials, serving as a meaningful platform for severalyears.

As the global TV marketleader for 17 consecutive years, Samsung will continue to promoteenvironmentally friendly products and solutions, reaffirming its commitment tocommunity and sustainable development.

Mobile World Group isalso a pioneering retail company in sustainable development initiatives, fromminimizing single-use plastic bags in stores and encouraging reusable bags tocharitable activities such as surgeries for children with cleft lips, donatingrice, and providing medical care for the impoverished. Mobile World Group alsoleverages advanced technology to save energy and optimize lighting and coolingsystems across its thousands of stores nationwide. The company has repeatedlybeen listed among the top sustainable development enterprises and those withthe best sustainable development index in the stock market.