LG Continues to Invest in Sustainable Business Practices along with Sustainable Technologies
In today’s age of growing transparency between companies and their consumers, small businesses have capitalized on their ability to disclose information regarding all aspects of their company practice, including how they engage with their community. For larger corporations especially those with a global presence, the transparency can be harder to achieve. The business practices decided upon at the head of the company have to be communicated through to the rest of the offices with the on-the ground employees trusted to carry out a company’s core ethics and practices. That’s why LG Electronics spends time and money investing in their work force and communities in the UAE around the world, ensuring that their people have a quality of life that’s in line with LG and its business practices, working to develop people, communities and products that consumers have come to know and love.
While LG has been known for its ground breaking technology advancements, the company is also recognized for its efforts on the ground, using their technology to make communities better. Internationally, LG has helped a vast array of countries areas including locally here in the UAE. As part of their UAE community programs they worked with the “Educate a Child, Build the Nation” initiative. The project, run by Information City across the UAE under the chairmanship of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum gives children in the UAE an opportunity to take a fully-fledged computer course to expand their knowledge and help them keep up-to-date on the latest technology around the world. LG then provided each successful participant of the course with a new LG laptop.
Speaking of LG’s role to focus on its people and its community in the UAE, Mr. D. Y. Kim President of LG Electronics, Gulf FZE said, “It was a great pleasure to give back to a community that has given so much to us as a company. We continue to be inspired by the UAE and want to continue to aid in its development by helping to educate and shape the future generations.
“Along with our umbrella campaign of ‘Life’s Good with LG’, we have community initiatives around the world that help give LG staff and their communities a better life,” added Mr. D. Y Kim.
International projects that LG has worked on include Germany’s set up shop which was put together to help flood victims, donating 1,400 units of electric products and operating a mobile laundry service for those affected. The AE business sector of LG was successful in helping LG’s African community by providing Mosquito Away Air Conditioners in Nigeria. Supporting Nigeria’s fight against malaria, LG Electronics designed an air conditioner to specifically help keep homes cool and rid the area of misquotes. They also donated malaria medicine and mosquito nets to provide further protection against mosquitoes.
LG Electronics places the same amount of emphasis on the environment, that is does its people. The company pledged to continue developing environmentally friendly products in its key business sectors, saving electricity and money for consumers. The company itself is also committed to becoming a sustainable enterprise, cutting emissions from the use of their products by 38 million tons in 2013.
Throughout the years LG has continued to be recognized for its leadership in manufacturing and promoting efficiency by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), winning the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award earlier in the year, the highest distinction bestowed upon ENERGY STAR partners.
LG Electronics can proudly state that their company is truly leading the way in sustainable innovation for their employees and the environment.