Washington ― The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize LG Electronics as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence and climate communications at an April 29 ceremony, the company said Thursday.
According to the EPA, LG is being recognized “for its continued leadership in protecting the environment by manufacturing and promoting products with superior energy efficiency as well as educating consumers on the important, positive effects that energy-efficient behaviors can have on the environment.”
The EPA said that in the past year, American consumers purchased more than 1.6 million LG products awarded with the “Energy Star Most Efficient 2013” distinction, which helps consumers identify the most efficient products among those that have earned the Energy Star label.
LG increased the number of Most Efficient models available by 55 percent in 2013 from 2012 and increased its percentage of total sales dollars that were Energy Star qualified by more than 13 percent from 2012.
LG also expanded its programs designed to change consumer behaviors. In 2013, the company generated more than 2 billion consumer impressions by stepping up its nationwide public education and community outreach campaign.
Key to this effort was LG’s industry-leading support of “Team Energy Star,” a multiyear initiative from EPA’s Energy Star program that involves kids in helping their families save energy and money at home, while teaching them how energy efficiency is good for the environment. The company worked with EPA and PTO Today to award a total of 50 prizes (primarily LG Energy Star certified products) to families who participated in the campaign.
“As a longtime Energy Star partner, LG is extremely proud to be recognized by the EPA for our ongoing leadership and long-term commitment to energy efficiency through both the Energy Star Sustained Excellence and Climate Communications awards,” said William Cho, LG Electronics USA president and CEO. “LG works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help fight climate change by bringing energy-efficient products to the market as quickly as possible and by teaching consumers simple actions they can take to protect the environment.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Awards are given to organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals and by employing innovative energy efficiency approaches.