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2012 Sustainability Report

Global Harmony
with people, society & environment

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About This Report
This is the fifth Sustainability Report issued by Samsung Electronics and is intended to communicate our sustainability efforts and performance to stakeholders. At Samsung Electronics, we firmly believe that we can deliver positive value by protecting the environment and improving the social conditions of the communities in which we operate while generating economic performance.

Please refer to Web PDF posted on the Samsung Electronics sustainability management webpage for detailed information on our environmental performance.

Reporting Period
This report covers the period from January 1 to December 31, 2011. For quantitative measures of performance, the report includes data for the three years from 2009 to 2011 to help readers identifying trends and year-on-year comparison. For material issues, the report covers information up to March 2012.

Additional Information and Relevant Websites
Samsung Electronics Website http://www.samsung.com/us Sustainability Report http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/ sustainabilityreports/sustainabilityreports.html IR Website http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/ir/newsMain.do Green Management http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/ environment/environment.html Semiconductor http://www.samsung.com/us/business/oem-solutions/index.html Star Program http://www.samsung.com/printer/star Official Blog http://www.samsungtomorrow.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/samsungtomorrow Twitter http://www.twitter.com/@samsungtomorrow

Reporting Scope
Financial data in this report was prepared on a consolidated basis according to newly introduced K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), while the coverage scope of environmental and social performance includes the major overseas subsidiaries. Information that pertains only to the performance of the headquarters has been footnoted accordingly.

Assurance
To ensure credibility of the report contents and reporting procedures, this report has received third party assurance from PwC. This report was independently assured in accordance with ISAE 3000 and the AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard (AA1000AS Type II Assurance).

Reporting Principles
This report refers to the G3.1 Guidelines of GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and is prepared with reference to the AA1000 APS (2008) principles (inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness). Explanations are provided for any changes in calculation standards from those applied in past reports. This report complies with the GRI G3.1 Guidelines with an application level of A+.

Contact Information
CSR Liaison Office Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 416, Maetan 3-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea Tel/82-31-277-0147 Fax/82-31-277-0425 Email/csr.partner@samsung.com

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Global Harmony
with people, society & environment

Sustainability Overview
02 CEO Message 04 2011 Highlights 06 Samsung Electronics on a Sustainable Growth 09 Create the Future 12 How to Live SMART 14 Global Network 16 Corporate Governance 18 Stakeholder Engagement

9 Material Issues
22 Creative Organizational Culture 26 Employee Health and Safety 28 Integrity Management 31 Increasing Social Contribution 34 Patent 36 Climate Change and Energy 40 Water Management 42 Mutual Growth 46 Supplier CSR

Facts & Figures
50 Economy 56 Society 71 Green Management 82 Green Management Activities and Performance

Appendices
122 Independent Assurance Report 124 GRI Index 128 List of Participants

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Sustainability Overview

CEO Message
Samsung Electronics has been making continued efforts to promote sustainable management under the business philosophy of “devoting our human resources and technology to creating...
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