LG Electronics USA Signs Broad Environmental Agreement with U.S. EPA
LG Electronics USA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to collaborate on several environmentally beneficial initiatives. In doing so, the North American subsidiary of the world's fifth-largest mobile phone company became the first leading consumer electronics manufacturer to sign such an agreement with the EPA.
Under the agreement, LG has pledged to participate in a veritable laundry list of EPA stewardship programs, including the ENERGY STAR Commercial Building Program, the EPA WasteWise Program and the EPA Sustainable Materials Management programs, among others.
The agreement between EPA and LG builds on the company's already robust commitments to the EPA's programs. LG recently earned recognition as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for over 400 ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and electronics models and training more than 110,000 sales associates on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified TVs and other products.
Harry Stevens is a freelance reporter covering climate change, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and sustainable finance. Harry has contributed to several media outlets, including Justmeans, GreenBiz, SocialEarth, and Sustainablog. You can follow Harry on Twitter: @Harry_Stevens