LG USA reached important sustainability targets


The significant commitment of LG Electronics USA to operating in an increasingly sustainable way has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which included the company among the list of the Top 30 largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners within the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
In 2019, LG USA purchased 17,000 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity – representing 80 percent of electricity for U.S office, laboratory and warehouse operations. Renewable energy was an important carbon reduction tool for the company in meeting its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, a year early.
This year marks the first time LG appears on the Top 30 Tech and Telecom list.
«EPA applauds LG for its commitment to using green power and for taking a leadership position on the environment – said James Critchfield, Program Manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. The company is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provides an excellent example for other businesses to invest in environmental progress.»
LG incorporated renewable energy through green energy contracts for power and renewable energy credits from verified sources across multiple facilities in four states. To tackle energy loads with limited access to renewables, LG purchased renewable energy credits which contributed to the total emissions reduction of 50 percent compared with a 2008 baseline.
LG now has set its sights on the next-generation goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The company announces that it will strive to reach net-zero emissions through measures such as highly energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, fleet electrification, and carbon offset projects that encourage the development and adoption of a low-carbon lifestyle.