Reduction Efforts at Our Business Sites
GHG Emissions Management from Scope1 and 2
The Scope 1 and 2 emissions were verified according to "Greenhouse Gas and Energy Target Management Scheme Guideline" run by the Korean government and "LG Electronics Guidelines for Greenhouse gas inventory" which is based on the international ISO 14064-1 standard.
Scope 1 and 2 emissions breakdown
The scope 1 and 2 emissions breakdown data by region in 2013 were as below.
Third party verification
LGE had verified company's GHG emissions by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Norway from 2007. The verification covers GHG emissions from scope 1 and 2 for all domestic production sites and overseas data from 2007 to 2012. Also, the 3rd party verification of GHG emissions from domestic leased buildings and commuting bus were completed from 2007 to 2012. The external verification of GHG emissions followed ISO 14064-1 and WBCSD/WRI GHG Protocols.
See details of Third party verification of Overseas Business Site.
GHG emissions reduction activities
LG Electronics reduced 102,000 tons of GHG emissions associated with production and contributed to reducing 21 million tons of GHG emissions associated with product use (compared to the energy consumption level of 2007)
· Improving Facility Operations Efficiency
As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce GHG emissions, LG electronics continuously works to optimize and minimize our energy use by improving the efficiency of our facilities and production processes. in particular, we carry out such activities as optimizing capacity/control (of motors, pumps and utility equipment of cooling towers), enhancing the differential pressure of air compressors, minimizing idle operations, and optimizing the washing process, based on the results of regular energy assessments performed by internal experts.
· Investing in High Efficiency Equipment & facilities
LG electronics establishes site-level reduction targets and operates site-level taskforces dedicated to the initiative. Opportunities identified by the taskforces undergo assessment on their reduction performance and financial feasibility before being implemented.
· Increasing use of Renewable Energy
LG electronics continues to expand the use of energy sources that produce no GHG by adopting solar power generating systems and expanding renewable energy purchases. we have in place solar power generating systems with a combined capacity of 202 kWh at our Korean sites, and our office buildings in the United states and Europe are also expanding their purchase of renewable energy. In 2013, our US facilities purchased a total of 2,285 MWh of renewable energy. Our European office buildings also used 1,170 Mwh of renewable energy in 2013.