Leading the way toward
a cleaner tomorrow
We're developing innovative technologies that
reduce carbon emissions, conserve resources and
make living more sustainable. Our unwavering
commitment propels us towards a cleaner and
Going green with technology
Upgrade your experienceUpgradable appliances
LG Electronics’ upgradable appliances correspond to products that are continuously upgraded by adding new functions, rather than simply using and managing them. Eco-conscious upgradable home appliances include an energy-saving dishwasher course and a microplastic care course for washing machines.
The dishwasher’s energy-saving cycle has a washing power similar to a standard cycle, but uses about 20% less electricity. At the same time, the washing machine’s microplastic care course reduces microplastic discharge from damage to synthetic fibers by 70% due to minimizing the friction of cloth during washing.
For zero ozone layer destructionHeat pump technology
A heat pump technology applies next-generation eco-conscious refrigerant, R290. The Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of the refrigerant is 0, and the HVAC system that replaces the boiler can be heated and cooled with wind, ground, or water-sourced energy.
The system can save 80% of energy compared to conventional heating and cooling systems.
Empowering the future for environmental protectionGlass powder
As future growth engines, LG Electronics continues to develop functional materials, such as antibacterial and completely water-soluble glass powder. Its advanced materials offer hygiene benefits and can help restore marine ecosystems. Glass powder is made up of small particles generated by crushing glass and has high material stability and durability. The oven launched in North America in 2013 has an “easy clean” function that makes it easy to clean the inside by coating the metal surface with functional glass powder. Since 2022, antibacterial glass powder has been used on refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners.
This powder is extremely suitable to a variety of materials and is especially helpful for handles that come into touch with the body. Water-soluble glass powder changes into inorganic ions when dissolved in water, which accelerate the growth of microalgae and sea algae, and can also be used as a substitute for red clay spread in the sea during red tide.
For performance, reliability, and energy efficiencyInnovative motor technology
LG is also committed to helping consumers achieve a more eco-conscious lifestyle by limiting GHG emissions and improving energy efficiency during the actual usage of its home appliances. LG washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners adopting the company’s renowned Inverter technology optimize electricity consumption by delivering highly-efficient operations.
The inverter DD (Direct Drive) motor, a key component of LG Electronics’ washing machines, directly connects the motor and the washing tub to reduce noise and energy consumption dramatically. The simplified product structure has reduced manufacturing steps and increased durability, making it a key part of premium laundry appliances. The fourth-generation DD motor has further increased energy efficiency by changing the material of the coil wound around the motor to an electrical steel sheet material.
LG Electronics’ refrigerators and air conditioners use Inverter technology to reduce power loss. LG’s world-class inverter technology regulates the speed and revolution of motors and compressors depending on the situation to optimize operation. We will continue to create highly efficient core components that boost the performance and reliability of our products while also reducing carbon emissions during operation.
New life from old materials
Discover our latest products, manufactured through an eco-conscious
recycling process to promote sustainability and reduce waste.
Recreating productsNew cycle-crafted products
- We've made our products more eco-conscious than ever, by using recycled plastic, recycled PET bottles for fabric covering, and molded pulp made with recycled paper and cardboard for packaging. Our effort helps us reduce plastic waste, and lower our carbon footprint and CO2 emissions.
Models in the LG OLED evo series boast lighter weight and stronger durability, applying composite fiber materials and metal. These materials contribute to less plastic use, with the LG OLED evo series TVs requiring only 40 percent of the plastic that is used in LCD TVs of the same screen size. Thanks to these efforts, LG has effectively curbed its plastic use by 20,000 tons this year.
The latest soundbars contain components fabricated from recycled plastic resin. These parts are UL's Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) certified. Additionally, the soundbars feature polyester jersey fabric made from recycled materials, which complies with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS)*. *4 Materials certified by UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for recycled content applies to 2022 LG Soundbar models S95QR, S90QY, S80QR, S80QY, S75Q, S65Q, S60Q, S40Q, SH7Q, SPQ8-S. Amount of recycled fabric varies by model and LG Soundbar models, which come with polyester jersey fabric made from recyled material that meets Global Recycled Standard, are S95QR, S90QY, S80QR, S80QY, S65Q, S60Q, S40Q, SH7Q.
LG tiiun mini is made from UP (Upcycled Plastic), replacing the conventional plastic used in the previous model (L011W1) with PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) plastic.
LG Aero Furniture is made by blending PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) plastics, recycled from consumer-used plastic waste, with mineral particles to form a distinctive 'TerraZo texture.'
Wrap it right
- Making better use of available
LG is working to improve its products' performance and convenience while minimizing volume and weight through the development of materials and structures. We reduced the weight of one of our refrigerator models (model: K410MC19E) by 2% in 2020 by changing materials and increased the use of recycled materials by 6% for ten types of plastic.
We have expanded the use of recycled materials in various products, including washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, smartphones, TVs, and monitors, with over 11,000 tons of recycled plastic used in 2020.
LG tiiun exemplifies our dedication to exemplary ESG management. Each unit incorporates components crafted from recycled plastics, effectively reducing carbon emissions throughout the production process.
We promote the development of alternative parts and technologies for all products, and carefully assess the performance of recycled plastics we use.
- New uses of packaging
We're committed to minimizing our negative impact on the environment, from design to delivery.
We have switched from styrofoam to expanded styrofoam as a buffer material, which reduces environmental pollution and collects and reuses it. Our vacuum cleaner, A9, air conditioner outdoor unit, U60A, and Kimchi refrigerator, Victoria are all packaged with recycled cardboard and pulp mold.
Recycled paper is utilized in wireless speakers, earphones, and soundbars. For all TV goods, including OLED TVs, we employ packaging materials that are free of color ink, and for remote-control packaging, we use bio-materials that degrade when buried in the ground.
a sustainable future
Clean technology is the cornerstone of a
sustainable future. By investing in renewable
energy, carbon reduction, and enhanced
recycling, we secure a world that safeguards life
for future generations.