LG Electronics Honored by EPA as 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

April 18, 2016

LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy-efficient consumer electronics and home appliance products. LG also earned the 2016 ENERGY STAR Climate Communicator Award for efforts to raise consumers’ awareness of the impact of climate change.

“LG is proud of its partnership with ENERGY STAR and our positive environmental impact in the United States,” said William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA. “We’re helping American consumers experience innovation for a better life by creating products that deliver energy savings without sacrificing performance or style. At the same time, we’re helping consumers understand how energy efficiency helps fight climate change.”

The 2016 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Awards are given to organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

According to the EPA, “LG distinguished itself as a champion for improving the environment through energy efficiency and conveying the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified products.” Key 2015 accomplishments include offering hundreds of ENERGY STAR-certified models in a range of product categories and generating billions of impressions with an ongoing nationwide campaign about the impact of climate change and the benefits of ENERGY STAR.

“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, LG is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. “LG demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations, and I’m proud to recognize LG with our highest form of recognition, as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence.” 

In addition to working to benefit the environment, LG looks toward social change. LG Electronics USA has announced a unique new partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to help end childhood hunger and educate families about healthy cooking and eating habits. Together with No Kid Hungry, LG will work to ensure that every child in the country has access to healthy food.

“In our country, 16 million children struggle with hunger.  But they aren’t hungry because of a lack of food or programs – they are often hungry because of a lack of access to food,” said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength. “LG is a brand that holds family mealtime at the core of its values. Together, LG and No Kid Hungry can make sure more kids across the country are getting the healthy meals they need, every day. Together, we can end childhood hunger in America.”

In addition to being a premier national partner of No Kid Hungry, LG has been named the official home appliance sponsor of Taste of the Nation, the culinary fundraiser series for No Kid Hungry, which brings together the nation’s top chefs, mixologists and tastemakers across the country.

LG will participate in several Taste of the Nation events, which will feature LG’s Black Stainless Steel Series of refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers and microwaves. The new kitchen suite incorporates a number of innovations that make it easier than ever for families to cook together in the kitchen. For example, LG’s Door-in-Door compartment is a magnetically sealed section of the door that allows access to often-used foods without opening the entire refrigerator, making it convenient – even for kids – to grab ingredients during meal preparation.