‘Life’s good when it’s green’

17 July 2009

LG Electronics’ Vice Chairman and CEO Yong Nam
LG Electronics’ Vice Chairman and CEO Yong Nam

LG Electronics has published its 2009 Environmental Report issuing details of the company’s environmentally-focused initiatives and progress to date.

Having previously published two sustainability reports outlining LG’s environmental efforts, the company has recognised the need to share further details of its environmental expertise based on its experience as a manufacturing and technology company.

Introducing the report, LG Electronics’ Vice Chairman and CEO Yong Nam states how LG management and employees are united in carrying out activities to reduce waste during the manufacturing and product development process. LG will be ‘a leader in achieving sustainable growth and creating a green future,’ he says.

The 70-page 2009 Environmental Report is divided into four sections; Green Management, Green Products Strategy, Green Manufacturing and Green Communication. It includes information from the entire LG Electronics network, which includes 84 overseas subsidiaries. The Environmental Report will be published annually by the Eco Strategy Team, which is led by LG’s Chief Technology Officer, and data will be gathered and analysed based on the previous years’ results.

LG Electronics first announced its commitment to the environment with its Cleaner Environment campaign launched in 1994. The slogan changed to Life’s Good when it’s Green this year alongside LG’s announcements of more ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The programme addresses production and product areas separately, with a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 150,000 tons for production and 30 million tons for product development. The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will take place gradually throughout the entire product lifecycle and includes raw materials, logistics, product utility, waste and other processes.

LG received an international certification for its greenhouse gas inventory last December, marking a first for the electronics industry in Korea.

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