LG Recognized for Innovative Ideas Helping Hospitality Giant Meet Sustainability Goals
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 11, 2013 – LG Electronics has been honored with Marriott International’s 2013 Supplier Sustainability Award. The annual award recognizes the Marriott supplier that has made a significant impact on its guests and properties through innovative ideas toward helping Marriott meet its sustainability goals.
Through improving television product development, manufacturing and usage, LG supports Marriott’s sustainability objectives in 20 countries across a number of areas – including energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and using more sustainable materials to reduce the impact on the environment.
“Consistent with Marriott’s environmental strategy, sustainability is a core business principle at LG. We believe we have a shared responsibility to protect the environment, and our alliance with Marriott since 2005 has advanced our collective goals of reducing environmental impact and enhancing the quality of life for Marriott guests,” said Wayne Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA. “This special sustainability recognition by a global hospitality leader like Marriott shows that with LG it’s all possible. You don’t have to sacrifice features or performance for products designed with the environment in mind.”
In the United States alone, compared with non-ENERGY STAR® TVs, LG’s ENERGY STAR certified TVs installed in Marriott’s U.S. properties since 2011 would reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 1.8 million pounds annually – equivalent to saving 6.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and almost $700,000 in electricity costs over the lifetime of these products.
LG’s hotel TVs in Marriott properties feature energy saving features such as Intelligent Sensor, Dynamic Power Savings and Static Power Savings, reducing power consumption and, in turn, delivering cost savings per room. These “EcoSmart” technologies also mean a lower carbon footprint thanks to less hardware and fewer printed materials, engaging guests to support the environment during travel through an interactive communications interface.
“With an increase in global travel comes corporate responsibility for mitigating our business impact on the natural environment,” said John Adams, senior vice president, Global Operations Services, Marriott International, Inc. “That includes leveraging our entire supply chain and working with all of our business partners, and LG Electronics’ sustainability leadership is contributing significantly to Marriott’s aggressive goals to further reduce energy and water consumption 20 percent by 2020 (compared with a 2007 baseline).”
LG’s recognition with the 2013 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Award at this month’s Annual Marriott International Global Discipline Conference is just one example of LG’s dedication to environmental concerns. Earlier this year LG was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, the second year in a row the company has received this coveted honor.
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About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business (HE B2B) division serves customers in the U.S. lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA HE B2B delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com and www.LG.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Md., with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
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