WORLD’S FIRST TO MEET NEW SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD
Tested by CSA Group, LG’s Innovative Range Exceeds New Industry Standard; Extensive Lifecycle Analysis Also Verifies Compliance for LG Electric
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 11, 2015 – LG Electronics’ high-performance double-oven range is the first in the world to meet the requirements of the industry’s new Sustainability Standard for Household Cooking Appliances, which was developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment.
LG Model LDG3036ST is the first gas range to achieve the demanding scores required to meet the new Sustainability Standard for Household Cooking Appliances (AHAM 7004-2015/CSA SPE-7004-15/UL 7004-15), according to CSA Group, which verified and issued the standard-compliance certificate following extensive testing and data analysis. LG also received a certificate from CSA Group for its flagship double-oven electric range, model LDE3037ST, demonstrating compliance to the 2015 cooking sustainability standard.
The lifecycle approach of the cooking sustainability standard addresses a product’s environmental impacts in five key areas: materials, manufacturing and operations, energy consumption during use, innovation and end-of-life management. The new certificate ion builds on a series of similar product sustainability standards for use by consumers, retailers, governments, non-governmental organizations and others to identify products designed with the environment in mind.
“Environmental sustainability has become as important to our customers as it has been to our company for a long time,” said T.J. Lee, Senior Vice President and head of Home Appliances for LG Electronics USA. “LG is proud to be first in the industry with a gas range to be verified to the new sustainability standard. Together with CSA Group, LG is leading the way in addressing various aspects of the product’s lifecycle.”
In addition to bearing the recognized CSA Group certification mark for compliance, the LG gas range will also include the CSA Group sustainability mark that indicates to retailers, regulators and consumers that a product has met the environmental performance requirements for product specific sustainability as set forth in the Sustainability Standard for Household Cooking Appliances.
Leading Industry Sustainability Efforts
“As the first manufacturer to have a gas range verified to this new sustainability standard by CSA Group, LG is demonstrating to consumers that this product meets the requirements of the standard throughout its lifecycle and that it goes well beyond simply meeting the traditional energy performance benchmarks,” said Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. “CSA Group is committed to developing standards and testing and certification programs for sustainability that help manufacturers support their environmental claims.”
For more information on LG appliances designed with sustainability in mind, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/appliances