Making it the first in the industry to distribute home appliances including TV Monitors, refrigerators, clothes washers, solar panels and various consumer electronics with the CarbonFree Sustainability Label, LG are helping educate consumers and retailers about sustainability and the Carbonfund.org Foundation.
The Cardbonfund.org Foundation is the leading non-profit carbon reduction and climate solutions organisation, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organisations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and forestry projects.
With more than 600,000 individual supporters, the foundation has worked with over 1,800 business and non-profit partners.
According to Carbonfund.org Foundation President, Eric Carlson, this will mark the first time that certified LCD TVs and monitors, refrigerators, clothes washers, LED lamps and solar panel products will be available to the public.
Other LG products were also awarded the ENERGY STAR; the LG TV, monitor, washing machine and refrigerator were all recognised.
In July this year, LG completed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on six core products to determine their carbon footprints from raw material extraction and production – all the way through to end of use and disposal.
The CarbonFree Certification is a transparent, meaningful label that distinguishes products that have undergone this rigorous third-party certification process.
The new CarbonFree LG products include consumer electronics, home appliances and solar panels.
Wayne Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics USA, stated: “As part of our goal to become the most sustainable consumer products company in the world, LG is thrilled to partner with the Carbonfund.org in this ground breaking effort,”
“Achieving the CarbonFree label for these products both validates the efforts we have made to reduce our carbon footprint and provides consumers important information they can trust.”
LG representatives visited Carbonfund.org in Washington to sign the partnership agreement.
About the Author : Barry Knightly is a writer and fan of TV Monitors