LG announced today that its curved OLED TV has been certified energy efficient and designed with the environment in mind by three separate bodies: Intertek, the European Commission and the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
Il-geun Kwon, Head of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company R&D Centre, said of the achievement: “Today’s definition of innovation is as much about how small a footprint a product leaves on nature as it is about technological advancement. Our latest OLED TV is proof of our unwavering commitment to designing and manufacturing the most energy efficient products without sacrificing any of the benefits that they bring to our customers’ lives.”
To earn the Green Leaf Mark from Intertek, a product must be able to meet a high standard and criteria of performance and manufacturing standards. In addition to employing a comprehensive range of standardised tests to evaluate a product’s environmental impact, Intertek also investigates the technologies and methods used throughout the manufacturing process.
The European Commission’s EU Ecolabel also factors environmental effects during the manufacturing process, rewarding with certification products that do not negatively impact the environment.
The curved OLED TV has also been placed on EPEAT’s registry for responsibly designed and built electronic devices. EPEAT is a non-profit organisation that publishes a global registry of green electronic products for the benefit of both consumers and manufacturers. EPEAT’s registry requires a product to meet an extensive environmental criteria related to energy efficiency, recyclability, packaging, longevity and reduction in the use of harmful materials.