LG has been focused on reducing their carbon footprint for years, and while many other companies have made similar claims, few have had the kind of success that LG is currently experiencing. Today, LG announced that six of their products have been awarded CarbonFree certification, a major milestone for the company in their endeavors to eliminate as much harmful waste as possible from their production process. The organizing foundation, Carbonfund.org, are considered a leading authority on global warming and the evaluation of individuals and businesses concerning their global carbon footprint.
Which product lines made the cut for this prestigious award?
- LG Optimus G Smartphone
- LG OLED TV's
- LG Washing Machines
- LG Refrigerators
- LG Computer Monitors
- LG Vacuum Cleaners
Despite this impressive showing, this list is actually one field short compared to last year. To get the certification, the products are put through an extensive lifespan analysis, which determines the overall carbon footprint of a product spanning from manufacturing to shipment, then usage and finally to disposal. The LG Optimus G isn't the first Android smartphone from the company to receive the CarbonFree certification, the Mach LS860 has also received similar recognition. The Optimus G successor, due sometime next year, is likely to also receive the CarbonFree certification, creating a tradition of certification in the Optimus family.
"As an environmentally responsible company, we have strengthened our commitment to bringing energy-efficient products to market," said Dr. Skott Ahn, Chief Technology Officer at LG Electronics. "But I'll be the first to admit that this is a marathon, not a sprint and we still have a long way to go. Fortunately, we're off to a great start."
Looking at the press center for LG it becomes clear how dedicated the company is to producing environmentally friendly products. Like any other company involved in the manufacturing of complicated electronics products there is a considerable amount of industrial waste, but efforts to reduce that level are vital to the environmental health of the planet. Other recent environmentally geared announcements from the company include: