MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. today was named the 2018 Appliance Manufacturer of the Year and the 2018 Consumer Electronics Manufacturer of the Year by ENERGY STAR Canada for the second consecutive year in both categories. This designation highlights how the continued Samsung commitment to energy-efficient product innovation is providing real-world impact and benefits for Canadian households.
"We realize that consumers, if not all Canadians, are looking for ways to save money while being environmentally responsible. We thank the ENERGY STAR team for this recognition and are proud that Samsung technology has a meaningful impact on the lives of consumers across Canada," said Paul Brannen, Chief Operating Officer, Samsung Canada.
"Congratulations to Samsung Canada for supporting and promoting ENERGY STAR certified products. Improving energy efficiency contributes first-hand to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and Samsung's efforts are making it easier for Canadians to save energy and money while protecting the planet. We thank you for your ongoing commitment to improving the availability of energy efficient products in Canada," said the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.
Key factors in Samsung Canada's 2018 ENERGY STAR Award wins were the brand's continued partnership with BC Hydro to promote and increase awareness of ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers, clothes dryers, refrigerators and televisions. Additionally, Samsung expanded its market penetration of ENERGY STAR certified home appliances by 23 models, an increase of 19% from the previous year, while also leading the Canadian television market with an increased number of available ENERGY STAR certified models – 18% more than its closest competitor. Recognizing the importance of energy efficient innovation as an electronics manufacturer, Samsung continues to educate Canadians on the benefits of purchasing ENERGY STAR certified products, increasing the presence of ENERGY STAR information and logos on its Canadian website by 16% in the previous year.
Samsung Canada ENERGY STAR wins to date now include: Manufacturer of the Year–Appliances (2017, 2018); Manufacturer of the Year–Electronics (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); Promoter of the Year–ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015 (2016); Collaborative Initiative of the Year (2012).
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2017, Samsung ranked top 10 in Interbrand's "Best Global Brands" list, Ipsos Canada's Most Influential Brands in Canada, and Leger Marketing's Most Admired Brands in Canada. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung's award-winning Hope for Children corporate giving initiatives supports public education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About ENERGY STAR Canada ENERGY STAR Canada is a 17-year-long energy efficiency success story. The program is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and 1,500+ organizations working to use our natural resources more wisely through greater energy efficiency. Behind each ENERGY STAR label is a product, home, building or industrial facility that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. ENERGY STAR is Canada's simple choice to save energy, save money and save our environment. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gc.ca.