WASHINGTON — LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2019 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,” said William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America. “We're proud of our long-standing Energy Star partnership and our positive environmental impact in the United States. LG is helping American consumers make a difference with products that deliver energy savings to help save money and the planet without sacrificing performance or style. Responsible innovation is the foundation of LG's mantra of creating a better life with our customers."
First recognized as Energy Star Partner of the Year in 2012, LG is committed to developing the most innovative and energy-efficient products that provide consumers with superior performance while lessening the impact on the planet. The 2019 award recognizes LG's key accomplishments in 2018:
- Energy Star-certified LG products were purchased at the rate of 1,273 an hour in 2018, representing over $2.5 billion in sales.
- Almost three-quarters of LG product models across various categories were Energy Star certified. The number of LG Energy Star models increased in 2018 by 31 percent for room air conditioners and 14 percent for refrigerators and computers.
- Reaching a new generation of 8,000-plus influencers, LG highlighted Energy Star at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and partnered with nonprofits in Middle Tennessee on Energy Star efficiency makeovers.
- LG earned the 2018 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award for breakthrough inverter variable-speed compressors in room air conditioners, delivering up to 40 percent efficiency improvements.
"Their innovation and leadership enhance America's economic competitiveness,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment."
The Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is the highest Energy Star honor, presented to partners that have already received Energy Star Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
Publication date: 4/19/2019