• Samsung Group is a South
Korean multinational conglomerate
company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul.
• Over the next three decades the group diversified into
areas including food processing, textiles, insurance,
securities and retail.
Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s
and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the
mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent
growth. Following Lee's death in 1987, Samsung was
separated into four business groups – Samsung Group,
Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since the
1990s Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities,
and electronics, particularly mobile phones and
semiconductors, have become its most important source of
In 2010, Samsung announced a 10-year growth strategy centered
around five businesses. One of these businesses was to be focused
on biopharmaceuticals, to which the Company has committed 2.1₩
In December 2011, Samsung Electronics sold its hard disk
drive (HDD) business to Seagate.
In the first quarter of 2012, Samsung Electronics became the world's
largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, overtaking Nokia, which
had been the market leader since 1998
In 2013, Samsung began construction on building the world largest
mobile phone factory in Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam.
At Samsung, we believe it’s our responsibility to do business in a way
that enriches our planet.
That's why we carry out a wide range of environmental activities all around
the world. We're the leader in delivering innovative eco-friendly products to
consumers and are committed to products stewardship throughout the entire
life cycle of our products.
Everything we do is guided by our focus on the “greening” of management,
products, processes, workplaces and communities. Our green management
policy guides and supports the continuous enhancement of greener
environment through all of our business activities including product design,
manufacturing process and workplace operations
Planet First is a commitment, a mindset, and a fundamental
approach that Samsung believes is critically important as
consumers seek to balance their desire for cutting edge technology
while pursuing a greener way of life. Planet First means always
considering our impact on the environment first as we continue to
work, develop, engineer and design innovative products and
solutions to inspire and satisfy our customers. Samsung is
committed to providing a better green experience through eco-
friendly products, solutions and technologies that benefit our
customers’ lives, affirm our shared values, and respect our planet
For more than 60 years, Samsung has raised the quality of
life for people everywhere. As the world's largest
electronics company, we apply the same innovation,
technology and resources that have driven our commercial
success to advancing the education and health of children
around the world through our global citizenship program,
Samsung Hope for Children. It's one of the ways that
Samsung uses INNOVATION TO SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE.
Through Samsung Hope for Children, our more than 50 subsidiaries and
180,000 employees worldwide partner with leading nonprofit organizations
to effect positive change.
By supplying Samsung products, lending our expertise and providing
financial support, we're able to give thousands of children in communities
around the world access to education, mentorship, leadership skills and life-
saving medical treatment.
In 2011, we extended the mission of Samsung Hope for Children to address
needs stemming from the global recession, especially workforce readiness
and job skill training.
Our U.S. and South African subsidiaries have developed two Samsung Hope
for Children programs that exemplify our global mission to improve quality
of life and education for children: the Engineering Academy and Solve for
Samsung lends support to people and their communities in
many different ways. Our current area of focus is on
investing in teenagers' futures, through support of science
education and creative thinking that encourages leadership;
assisting children in low-income families by supporting
educational infrastructure, and discovering and supporting
outstanding students; and supporting programs that
encourage family well-being. We also carry out programs in
these areas at each of our eight volunteer centers.
Culture and Arts
Samsung provides support for diverse artistic and cultural activities
around the world. Over the years, Samsung has contributed
extensively to numerous museums, galleries and exhibits in Korea
and in many countries, including the United States and France. The
Samsung Museum of Modern Art collects preserves and exhibits
modern and contemporary art from Korea and abroad, while the
Samsung Children's Museum, the first of its kind in Korea, invites
children have fun exploring the world they live in. Samsung also
hosts and supports various cultural events for children and
programs that encourage their early artistic development.
In 1995, Samsung launched the Social Contribution Corps
to encourage employees to get involved in community
service. The initiative has since expanded to eight
volunteer centers across Korea, manned by social welfare
experts who support the development of employee
volunteer programs. Our employees use their expertise and
skills to give back to local communities, and each
employee donates an average of 10 hours to community-