11/20/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 05:19

Samsung Display Gains the SGS Green Mark (ECCS, HSA) for OLED Laptop Displays

OLED for Samsung's 2023 notebooks were tested by SGS to precisely verify the presence of, and to quantify the volume of, >300 hazardous substances of environmental concern which may be harmful to humans and the environment. This includes heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants and others. Samsung Display's OLED panels performed well, achieving low levels, below the HSA testing threshold.

Hazardous Substances Assessed (HSA) certification from SGS looks at a product's materials to evaluate the use of harmful substances that may impact the human body and the environment. This assessment covers hazards that may occur throughout a product.

"Developing materials and components that minimize hazardous substances has long been a priority in the OLED development process at Samsung Display along with providing the highest level of image quality," said Samsung Display. "The HSA certification for laptop OLEDs is a great achievement in the development of our eco-friendly technology, and we expect to provide consumers with better choices."

Jackson Woo, Deputy Director of SGS's Hong Kong Bureau, said: "As ecolabeling has become common in the consumer product market worldwide, environmental concern for hazardous substances is also increasing. Samsung Display's laptop OLEDs are the first electronic products 'HSA' evaluated through its hazardous substances verification to build trust in product's sustainability."

All HSA certified products can display the SGS Green Mark (ECCS, HSA) on the item itself, in promotional materials and on advertising to demonstrate to consumers that environmental claims have been certified by SGS.

About SGS product certification marks

SGS has long been recognized as the global leader in testing, inspections and certification. With the SGS Green Mark, alongside the SGS Performance Mark, SGS Food Contact Product Mark and SGS Cybersecurity Mark, we can support manufacturers, suppliers and retailers in the delivery of safe, high-performing and compliant products to target markets.

The SGS Green Mark covers a range of environmental attributes:

  • Biobased content
  • Biodegradability
  • Hazardous substances
  • Industrial compostability
  • PVC-free status
  • Recycled content

All these marks improve transparency and enable differentiation in competitive markets. They also give consumers access to better information to drive their decision-making process, whether that's concerns over cybersecurity, environmental protection or performance.

Learn more about SGS product certification services and SGS Green Marks.

For further information, please contact:

Product Certification Team - SGS Green Mark
SGS Connectivity & Products
t:+852 2334 4481

About SGS

We are SGS - the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.