LAHORE (PPI) - Samsung Electronics has announced the first year results of its extensive 'Planet First initiative, a company-wide commitment to become one of the worlds most environmentally-friendly companies by 2013. It has achieved many comprehensive sustainability goals, by investing US$865 million in Green Manufacturing Sites to develop environment friendly products with low emissions and energy saving features. Samsungs Green manufacturing facilities have made 31% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, while the average energy efficiency of new Samsung products has increased by 16%. The General Manager Samsung Pakistan, Mr. Steve Han said, Over the past one year, Samsung has made a global, company-wide commitment for achieving and surpassing our Eco-Management 2013 goals. We are focused on understanding the impact of everything we do and becoming a true leader in sustainable business practices. Samsung reported a reduction of 9.6m tons in indirect carbon emissions due to its products. A transparent third-party verification of greenhouse gas emissions for Samsungs 39 global manufacturing sites is also being conducted.