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.

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.

Product Carbon Footprint Assessment, Breakdown by Life Cycle Phase (Unit : %)

Product Carbon Footprint Assessment, Breakdown by Life Cycle Phase

Resource Reduction

Resource Reduction Case

From the development stage, LG Electronics conduct activities aimed at improving materials and structures in order to present products exhibiting improved performance and convenience, with minimal volume and weight. In 2020, the weight of one of our refrigerator models (model: K410MC19E) was reduced by about 2% through a change in materials, which is a 2kg reduction in comparison with the previous model. We also contributed to resource reduction by increasing the use of recycled materials by 6% for ten types of plastic, as compared with the data for the previous reporting period. In order to expand resource utilization and reduce waste moving forward, we will lead the industry in terms of the recycling of e-waste by continuously discovering ways to improve the design of existing products, starting with product development that takes eco-friendly factors into consideration.

Resource Reduction Case

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).