LG Electronics has been named one the world’s most sustainable corporations by two leading research organizations, earning the top honor in its industry sector in both the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from Corporate Knights and the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook from RobecoSAM.
The 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index recognizes the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Considered the Gold Standard in corporate sustainability analysis, the 2015 Global 100 singled out LG as the only honoree in the Household Durables sector, while the company’s overall ranking improving significantly to 51st in 2015 from 82nd in 2014. Global 100 companies are scored on 12 quantitative key performance indicators that range from energy and water use, to product leadership and operational excellence to employee compensation and tax strategy.
In its 2015 Sustainability Yearbook, RobecoSAM (http://yearbook.robecosam.com) honored LG with the top prize, the Gold Medal designation, in the highly competitive Leisure and Consumer Electronics category. RobecoSAM, which also works with S&P Dow Jones Indices to publish the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, named LG as one of only a handful of companies to be both a “Sustainability Leader” and “Sustainability Mover” in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook. Companies that are recognized are evaluated on a wide range of factors, including economics, innovation, supply chain management, elimination of hazardous substances, energy efficient products, product stewardship and recycling, labor practices and stakeholder engagement.
“At LG, we consider the sustainability-related impacts of our business from a 360-degree perspective. We believe we have a shared responsibility to protect the environment and enhance the quality of life for the people in the communities in which we operate,” said William Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA, a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. “LG is honored to receive this recognition, a testament to the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.”
LG Electronics USA has also added new tools and services to its “LG Excellence Contractor Program,” a comprehensive training and contractor recognition program designed to assist independent HVAC contractors in selling, installing and servicing LG residential home comfort solutions.
The enhanced 2015 LG Excellence Contractor Program, announced at the AHR Expo 2015, offers participating contractors resources and training that sets them apart from competitors, according to Kevin McNamara, Vice President, Commercial Air Conditioning Systems, LG Electronics USA.
In order to maintain a competitive advantage, LG developed three new tools and services, which includes a “telepresence” app (TPS) that provides visual, remote, on-site troubleshooting through the user’s smartphone. TPS delivers real time support, step-by-step instructions, improved troubleshooting accuracy and visual symptom confirmation.
SOURCE: LG Electronics