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LG Electronics puts efforts to develop greener products in accordance with its product development strategies.
Reduce CO2 Emissions
Product Carbon Footprint Management

LG Electronics encourages and facilitates our customers’ efforts to lead low carbon lifestyles by measuring the carbon footprint of a product (the total amount of carbon emissions associated with the product’s life cycle) and informing consumers how much GHG is emitted when they use a particular product. For more information about Carbon Footprint Certified model list visit Environmental Labels.

Product Life Cycle Assessment

Regulated by the ISO 14040 series standard, LG Electronics built the life Cycle Inventory Database for eight products which are TV, monitor, washing machine, refrigerator, LED lighting, solar module, mobile phone and commercial air conditioner system in 2011. The graph below shows the result of the Carbon footprint for LGE’s major products. In case of mobile phones, LGE discloses other LCA results.

Graph showing the result of the Carbon footprint for LGE’s major products.
Resource Reduction
Resource Reduction Case

LG Electronics puts great efforts into maintaining the highest level of material quality and product structure from the initial phase of product development and collaborates with recyclers to increase recyclability, the ease of disassembly, and product performance while reducing form factor size and weight wherever possible. In 2015, we were able to achieve a weight reduction of approximately 30 percent (0.56kg) in our 2015 15-inch laptop model (Model: 15Z950) compared to the previous year’s model (U560) of the same size with improved materials, while reducing the number of components and fastening parts by, respectively, 27 percent and 16 percent through an improved product structure.

Product weight has been reduced by 30%(0.56kg) from 2014 to 2015.
Recyclability Improvement
10 Year Warranty on the Linear Compressor

The compressor in a refrigerator accounts about 80% of the energy consumption. LG Electronics confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty. LGE's unique linear compressor technology has fewer moving parts, which creates less friction and saves more energy.

10 Year Warranty and 20 Year Life Span on the Direct Drive Motor

LG Electronics’ innovative Direct Drive motor does away with the traditional belt and pulley system and offers a single, quiet mechanism attached to the drum itself and uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LGE confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.
Also, the DD Motor has been certified by “VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker)” - German Association of Electrical Engineers- as a product with a life span of 20 years, the longest yet to be certified by the VDE. The VDE has officially certified that LGE’s drum washing machine is capable of a total of 4,400 loads of laundry for 20 years (based on 4.2 loads a week and 220 loads a year).

Management System for Environmentally Certified Packaging Materials

LG Electronics utilizes packaging materials produced with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified pulp and recycled pulp. In 2013, we conducted due diligence surveys on paper mills supplying packaging paper stock to LG Electronics and created a database listing FSC certified pulp content and recycled pulp content of each paper stock. Based on such efforts, we have raised the recycled pulp content to 72.2% in our packaging paper stock and endeavor to increase the rate even further.

Products Application

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