Samsung Electronics and the Galaxy Community Generate Over $10 Million To Date to Help the World Meet the Global Goals – Samsung Global Newsroom
Since 2019, Samsung and its users have leveraged the Samsung Global Goals app to raise over $10 million for the United Nations Development Program
Samsung Electronics today announced that the company has reached an important milestone on its journey to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, with a contribution of more than $10 million to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The funds were generated by the Samsung Global Goals app and will help UNDP promote resilience and accelerate progress around the world.
Established by the United Nations in 2015, the Global Goals provide a shared blueprint of ambitious steps for a more equitable, just and sustainable world by 2030. The 17 Global Goals encourage collaboration and collective action to tackle inequalities , climate change, ecosystem degradation, education and other pressing global challenges. Samsung has embarked on delivering innovative solutions in support of the Global Goals and in 2019, partnering with UNDP to launch the Samsung Global Goals app. The company’s global Galaxy community has since joined the movement using the app as a simple yet meaningful tool to make a difference in their daily lives..
Take collective action for goals
“At Samsung, we know that technology plays a crucial role in solving some of the greatest challenges facing the world today,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “Through our partnership with UNDP and the Samsung Global Goals app, the Galaxy community has been instrumental in promoting the Global Goals. We want to express our gratitude to our users for making this amazing milestone possible.
Actions taken on the Samsung Global Goals app support the impactful work of UNDP. This includes meaningful youth engagement to achieve the SDGs. UNDP implements policies, advances programs, champions youth initiatives in more than 100 countries and supports more than 900 youth partnerships.
“As we approach the midpoint of the 2030 deadline, this coming year is crucial in our quest to advance the global goals,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. “As the world has seen recent setbacks, we are energized by the progress made through this partnership. Together with Samsung, we must reinvigorate our combined efforts to achieve the Goals and inspire the next generation to act with us.
Extend our impact
The Samsung Global Goals app is installed on nearly 300 million Galaxy devices worldwide, including smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Through the app, Samsung raises awareness of the global goals while empowering users to take small actions that mean big change. The Samsung Global Goals app allows users to donate directly, use wallpapers to increase ad revenue, or generate funds by watching in-app ads. To maximize impact, Samsung matches all profits through in-app advertisements.1
Since launching the Samsung Global Goals app in 2019, Samsung has expanded its partnership with UNDP with Generation17, an initiative that elevates the voices of 14 young leaders who are having a meaningful impact in their communities around the world. Generation 17 young leaders play a critical role in inspiring people to make an impact on the Global Goals.
Samsung also strives to support the global goals through its business operations. The company has aligned its corporate ESG strategy with global goals to identify business priorities and report performance against goals. The company is also a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
To learn more about Global Goals and take action, visit the Samsung Global Goals app here: http://smsng.co/SGG-App.
To see Samsung’s sustainability progress, check out the 2022 Sustainability Report.
UNDP is the leading UN organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality and climate change. Working with our vast network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations build integrated and sustainable solutions for people and planet. www.undp.org
1 Samsung has pledged to match donations with advertising revenue generated through the Global Goals app; up to $5 million per year.
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