Samsung Electronics has received a D-plus grade for its decarbonization efforts in 2022, the lowest rating of all ranked chipmakers, according to a Greenpeace report published Tuesday.
The South Korean chipmaker ranked behind Intel, which received the highest grade among chipmakers with a C-plus. It also lagged behind fellow South Korean chipmaker, SK Hynix and Taiwan’s TSMC.
The report assessed decarbonization efforts by the top 11 suppliers to the world’s biggest consumer brands, ranging from chipmakers to display manufacturers to final assembly contractors. These companies supply to the major tech firms namely Apple and Samsung, among others. While Samsung is a major player in the smartphone category, the South Korean electronics giant is also one of the world’s largest producers of semiconductor chips that power devices spanning mobile phones, laptops, cameras, cars and much more.
Greenpeace’s report comes days ahead of the upcoming COP28 summit, of which COP28 President Ahmed…