Samsung home appliances receives Emirates Quality Mark from ESMA

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Published February 26th, 2012 - 10:03 GMT
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology

Samsung Electronics Co, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today that it has been awarded the Emirates Quality Mark for its range of home appliance products.

A delegation from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) visited Samsung's headquarters in Seoul where they granted Samsung the Emirates Quality Mark after successfully complying with ESMA's certification requirements. The Emirates Quality Mark will apply to Samsung air conditioners, refrigerator, washing machines, microwaves and vacuum cleaners.

Mr. Dochul Choi, Senior Vice President, Digital Appliances Business, Samsung HQ said, "Samsung is honored to receive the Emirates Quality Mark from ESMA. This reflects Samsung's global commitment to become the most energy efficient and environment friendly home appliances company."

ESMA was established as the sole standardization body to help promote a green economy and society within the UAE. ESMA was mandated to provide quality solutions related to standardization, accreditation, and metrology through implementing best practices.

Mr. Abdulla Abdelqadir Al Muaini, Director of Conformity Affairs, ESMA, said: " After visiting the factory site and production facilities, we concluded that Samsung is one of the best energy efficient manufacturers selling high quality home appliances in the UAE."

"At Samsung, we strive to answer consumer needs with well engineered and stylishly designed home appliances, built around innovative technologies that really do make a difference in people's daily life." said Robin Kadyan, General Manager of Home Appliance, Samsung Gulf Electronics."Having a balance between performance and low energy consuption is the essence of our home appliance products, providing the latest solutions without any compromise."

As a leading innovator of environment friendly products and technologies, Samsung has been producing technologies that drastically reduce energy such as the latest Digital Intverter Compressor technology and the world renowned Eco Bubble generator both delivering the best rated energy use available with A+++. On a global level, Samsung is making significant efforts to save the environment by complying with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) initiative, and by joining or establishing recycling schemes in each country of operation.

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Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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