ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - LG Electronics has become the first major appliance manufacturer to have its refrigerators certified by CSA Group to meet the industry''s new Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances.
Nine LG refrigerators, from popular French Door models to all-new LG ThinQ "smart" models, achieved the levels required to meet the new environmental standard, according to CSA Group.
The 2012 sustainability standard is based on a lifecycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of refrigerator products in five key areas: materials, manufacturing and operations, energy consumption during use, product performance and end of life. This is the first in a series of product sustainability standards for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers and others to identify products with features designed with the environment in mind.
"Environmental sustainability has become as important to our customers as it has been to our company for a long time," said Chris Jung, president of home appliances, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "Together with CSA Group, LG is leading the way in addressing various aspects of the product''s lifecycle."
In addition to bearing the recognized CSA Group certification mark for safety and performance, the LG refrigerators will also include the CSA Group sustainability mark that indicates to retailers, regulators, and consumers that a product has met the environmental performance requirements for product specific sustainability as set forth in the Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances.
"CSA Group is committed to developing standards for sustainability that help consumer appliance and electronic products manufacturers support their environmental claims," says Ash Sahi, president and CEO, CSA Group. "As the first manufacturer with not one, but nine new refrigeration products certified to this new standard by CSA, LG is demonstrating to consumers that these products meet the requirements of the standard throughout their lifecycle and go well beyond simply meeting the traditional energy performance benchmarks."
CSA Group worked closely with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and other stakeholders to develop the sustainability standard, which was announced in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.
Announcing the publication of the standard, AHAM President Joseph M. McGuire said, "We believe this standard and others that will follow represent a strong commitment to sustainability and provide workable tools for appliance purchasers to compare the environmental attributes of appliances."
The following LG refrigerators have been certified by CSA Group to meet the new refrigeration sustainability standard: LFX31925ST, LFX31925SB, LFX31925SW, LFX31915ST, LFX31915SB, LFX31915S, LFX31995ST, LFX31945ST and LFX31935ST. For more information on LG appliances, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/appliances.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG''s "Life''s Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.