WASHINGTON — LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy-efficient home appliances and consumer electronics products.

“Environmental sustainability is a core business principle at LG. We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with Energy Star and our positive environmental impact in the U.S.,” said William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America. “LG is helping American consumers experience ‘Innovation for a Better Life’ by creating products that deliver energy savings to help save money and the planet without sacrificing performance or style.”

William Wehrum, assistant administrator, EPA, applauded LG for its accomplishments.

“By sustaining its Energy Star commitment, LG continues to lead the way for others, proving that when you save energy, financial value accrues across the board. LG is part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to improving public health and protecting the environment by eliminating energy waste and associated pollution,” he said.

First recognized as Energy Star Partner of the Year in 2012, LG is committed to developing innovative and energy-efficient products that provide consumers with superior performance while lessening the impact on the planet, explained Cho, who was previously named by CR Magazine as Responsible CEO of the Year, in large part due to his leadership in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

LG’s key 2017 accomplishments include:

•           Driving consumer purchases of more than 6 million LG Energy Star-certified products in 2017, representing more than $3 billion in sales;

•           Growing the number of Energy Star-certified models by 73 percent in HVAC systems;

•           Expanding participation in a new Energy Star category for LG with a series of advanced, stylish, and very efficient air purifiers; and

•           Contributing to room air conditioner variable-speed compressor specification development (supporting the new 2018 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award category).

For more information, visit www.lg.com.

Publication date: 04/17/18