By Cameron Chai
LG Electronics USA, a subsidiary of LG Electronics in North America, has declared that about 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be reduced voluntarily by the company at the end of 2020.
The company has developed its facilities in twelve states, which operate with an annual energy usage of about 19.4 million kWh.
Wayne Park, LG Electronics USA’s Chief Executive Officer and president stated that the company holds pride in the fact that its highly qualified ENERGY STAR products enable the consumers to minimize their GHG emission amounts. Park added that now the company has decided to demonstrate its commitment to the environment by cutting down its GHG emissions to half. Park said that the company will conduct a complete employee engagement program, which educates them on energy saving methods, resulting in improvement to the community and workplace along with waste reduction. Park went on to say that in 2012, the activities of the company’s employees will concentrate on sustainable recycling and transportation, and energy conservation among their other routines.
Park illustrated that in order to reduce 50% of the company’s GHG emissions, the company will purchase electricity from green energy plants, enhance energy efficiency through lighting and HVAC technologies; expand and improve the power management technology solutions, use ENERGY STAR systems and building materials, implement advanced technology solutions, improve computing excellence in desktop/laptop computers and data centers.
The company plans to initiate the global green projects along with its effort of reducing the GHG emissions. The newly initiated global green project will focus on energy efficiency and GHG reduction in both the supply and manufacturing chains, decrease in dangerous substances, develop an innovative product design, promote renewable power solutions as well as educate the consumer about environmental footprint reduction.