Environmental Efficiency

Product Development Through Life Cycle Thinking

Samsung SDI uses life cycle thinking in designing environment-friendly products from product planning, development, and design phases. The concept of environment is incorporated into existing quality, cost, and delivery concept. Though Samsung SDI is not an end-product maker, it considers end-users’ product use and disposal when making products. To comply with RoHS, WEEE, and EuP, Samsung SDI refined internal work processes to be aligned with PDCA. All products to be produced by Samsung SDI will go through eco-design. And eco-profile is automatically calculated by a computing system in the mass production phase.

Samsung SDI - Product Development Through Life Cycle Thinking
Samsung SDI - Product Development Through Life Cycle Thinking
Life Cycle Thinking
Life Cycle Assessment

LCA is assessment of a product's impact on environment throughout its life cycle from collecting raw materials to recycling after being disposed.
Samsung SDI collects environmental information on the energy used in the manufacturing process and components, and carries out LCA on parts in accordance with the principle of LCA, which is stipulated in ISO 14040/44.
To assess environmental impact of manufacturing processes, Samsung SDI uses BOM data from cost account system and energy/utility usage data from the integrated Energy & GHG System (s-GEMS). With waste emission to air and water from EMS system of SMIS, Samsung SDI can perform cradle-to-gate LCA


Samsung SDI continually develops the ecological property of the product based on the evaluation items of the 3 categories (reducing hazardous material/ resource consumption/ energy) in general according to the eco-product design business procedure.

Product Environmental Index Management

Samsung SDI formulate SDI Eco-Efficiency after anayzing the as-is level by product and used it from 2008.