Mahwah, N.J. - Sharp Electronics
will receive today a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star
program 2012 Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design Award.
Sharp is being recognized for its "ongoing commitment to
promoting energy-efficiency amongst the consumer electronics and business
products' trade and consumers, as well as the company's efforts to lead by
example in the execution of its business operations," the company said
Each year, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy honor
organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the
environment through supporting and promoting energy-efficiency.
"This is a great honor for Sharp. The ideals upheld by the Energy
Star program are consistent with those of our corporate vision to contribute to
the world through environmentally improved and health-conscious businesses,
focusing on energy-saving and energy-creating products," said Bob Scaglione,
Sharp chief marketing officer. "Our efforts in this area are diverse and go far
beyond the products we manufacture. This is demonstrated through our ongoing
enhancements to our manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use, our MRM
electronic waste recycling program, our comprehensive renewable energy
educational program for elementary school students, our free nationwide Sharp
TV and copier cartridge recycling program for consumers and many other
Sharp said it currently
offers Energy Star-certified products in seven product categories: air
conditioners, air purifiers, audio, copiers/printer/multifunction peripherals,
DVD players, monitors/displays and televisions. Sharp's Aquos Quattron televisions, with Quad
Pixel Technology, boast energy-efficiency levels of as much as 55 percent above
Energy Star standards, the company said.
In 2011, 30 of Sharp's LCD TV models and all of its Blu-ray Disc
players qualified for Energy Star certification.