LG Electronics Earns Top Rating in Marriott’s MindClick Sustainability Rating Program
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., April 21, 2022 /CSRwire/ – LG Electronics has received the highest possible rating in the 2021 MindClick Sustainability Rating Program (MSAP) for Marriott International. As a supplier of hotel TVs and digital signage displays for 14 Marriott brands, LG has earned a “Leader” rating for seven consecutive years and remains the only display manufacturer to receive this distinction.
Announced ahead of Earth Day, the “Leader” rating demonstrates “LG’s exemplary use of environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the life cycle of all product lines, from material selection to end-of-life solutions. life”, verified by MindClick through a rigorous audit. process. The MSAP is an annual assessment of Marriott’s suppliers that assesses the lifecycle sustainability of their products.
The assessment program rates products based on their operational footprint, with environmental and social metrics such as energy, carbon and water reduction, as well as human and labor rights. It also measures parameters such as the carbon footprint of product use and distribution, recyclability, as well as the use of sustainable materials and the avoidance of chemicals of high concern. Suppliers are recognized in one of three levels: Starter, Achiever and Leader. In 2021, LG achieved the highest scores in seven out of nine rating categories.
“We are honored to once again be recognized by MindClick as a leader in sustainability. Since the beginning of our alliance with Marriott in 2005, we have always shared the responsibility to reduce environmental impact while improving the quality of life for guests. We feel vindicated in our commitment to responsible product stewardship and as responsible corporate citizens,” said Thomas Yoon, President and CEO of LG Electronics North America.
LG Business Solutions hotel TVs and displays have achieved leader status in several key categories:
- “Social” with required human and labor policies, including zero tolerance for forced or compulsory labor, discrimination, child labor and human trafficking.
- “Environmental” with footprints achieved and reduction targets set for energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, water reduction and waste reduction in the facilities used to manufacture the products.
- “Distribution” through the use of carriers certified EPA SmartWay and respecting a ceiling of greenhouse gas emissions.
- “Guest Health” with products that reduce toxins through compliance with chemicals of concern.
- “End of use” and “Impact on installations” with products that are recyclable and packaged in recyclable materials, and for which end-of-life solutions have been identified.
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About LG Business Solutions USA
The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves commercial customers in the US lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industry. Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions offers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the unique needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $63 billion global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solution. LG is eight times ENERGY STAR® Partner of the year. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.
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LG Electronics United States, based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global technology and manufacturing innovator. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative energy-efficient home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar power solutions, LED lighting and vehicle components. LG’s emphasis on environmental sustainability and its “Life’s Good” marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to making people happy by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustainable Excellence. www.LG.com.
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