LG Electronics announces that the 2023 LG OLED evo series TVs have received Reducing CO2 and Measured CO2 certifications from the Carbon Trust , as well as environmental labels from Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS) for the third year in a row. The high recognition indicates LG’s ongoing ESG efforts to reduce plastic waste.
The Carbon Trust is a global climate consultancy created to accelerate the transition to the future of Net Zero, and SGS is the leading global testing organization dedicated to certifying sustainable products. Both organizations reviewed all stages of a product’s life cycle, from production and delivery to disposal.
Models of the LG OLED evo series are lighter in weight and more durable thanks to the use of a composite fiber material and metal. These materials contribute to less plastic use: LG’s OLED evo series TVs require only 40 percent of the plastic used in LCD TVs with the same screen size. Through these efforts , LG has been able to reduce its plastic use by 20,000 tons this year .
Thanks to composite fiber material, some models of the latest OLED evo series are up to 20 percent lighter than LCD TVs of the same screen size, helping to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during shipping. In addition, the back cover of LG OLED evo models, QNED TVs and NanoCell TVs released in 2023 is made of recycled plastic, which uses more than 30 percent of the previously used material of the same name. With such efforts, LG is expected to achieve a plastic waste recycling effect of 3,200 tons per year for TV products alone.
In addition, LG OLED TVs use fewer components than conventional LCD TVs. Fewer parts needed for each LG OLED product is the result of a unique self-illuminated display technology that eliminates the need for a separate backlight structure. Reducing the number of parts also means fewer resources used per unit, as well as less plastic and e-waste to deal with at the end of the TV’s lifespan.
LG has been ranked in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) for 11 consecutive years, and received the “Comprehensive Grade A” from the ESG Evaluation and Rating Announcement of the Korea ESG Standards Institute (KCGS) for 2 consecutive years .