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Samsung Electronics Rises in Global Rankings for Digital Inclusion and Accessibility Commitments

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Samsung Electronics has been ranked seventh out of 200 companies in the World Benchmarking Alliance‘s (WBA) 2023 Digital Inclusion Benchmark.

The WBA, a coalition of more than 200 global, regional, and local organizations, aims to guide the private sector toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It evaluates companies on seven key aspects: human rights, the environment, and digital inclusion.

Samsung’s ranking is attributed to its ongoing efforts to promote accessibility in technology.

The company is recognized for incorporating accessibility features into its products, such as an avatar-based sign language guide in its latest TVs.

In addition, Samsung discloses data on its distribution of economic value among stakeholders and calculates sustainable value creation.

Samsung works closely with local governments and NGOs to support programs to improve school digital literacy and connectivity.

Its flagship programs, Samsung Innovation Campus and Samsung SW Academy for Youth, provide job opportunities in future technology fields.

The technology giant also promotes open innovation through participation in standards organizations and open-source projects.

Its Samsung NEXT and C-Lab Outside programs contribute to the startup ecosystem with accelerators and incubators.

With a dedicated AI Ethics Council, Samsung is committed to the ethical principles of AI.

Samsung continues prioritizing digital responsibility and aims to improve users’ access and use of diverse, convenient, and meaningful digital technologies worldwide.

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