CES with LG’s promise for the future, innovations for the planet and people
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, December 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics is showcasing its ongoing commitment to sustainability at CES® 2023, showcasing its ESG (environment-social-governance) vision and latest impactful innovations in an exclusive exhibit called the Better life for everyone zone. In January 2023CES, the world’s most influential technology event, will highlight how technology is helping people address the world’s most pressing problems in support of the United Nations’ efforts to advance human security for all.
It provides a comprehensive overview of LG’s sustainability efforts, including key ESG milestones, current initiatives and long-term goals Better life for everyone zone consists of three unique sections: For the planet, for people and Our commitment. The exhibition will also introduce the four finalist entries from LG’s inauguration LIFE GOOD AWARDan innovation challenge created to spread the business Life is good message and empower innovators who want to make a positive difference to people and the planet.
Key areas of focus for LG’s ESG agenda are built into every aspect of CES Better life for everyone zone. The information material provided contains braille for people with visual impairments and is placed at a height that is easy to read for people in wheelchairs. Guides proficient in sign language will be on site, along with an LG CLOi GuideBot programmed to provide digital-human sign language services. The zone itself will be built using environmentally friendly materials.
Better life for everyone:
Innovations for a sustainable future and the Better Life Plan 2030
In the For the Planet part of the stand, ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics will showcase its various environmental initiatives, including the establishment of sustainable cycles that prioritize “green” considerations at every step of the product lifecycle, such as the collection, disposal and reuse of electronic waste in the post-use phase.
Visitors to the space can see how materials recovered from discarded e-waste at the company’s Chilseo Recycling Center are used to manufacture parts for new LG products. Also marked in For the Planet is the LG Smart Park (Changwon, South Korea), the company’s energy-efficient factory and a new technology for recycling expanded polystyrene foam developed by LG to make product packaging more environmentally friendly.
The second part of the exhibition, For people, demonstrates LG’s efforts and achievements in product and service accessibility. These include the development of product manuals that include speech and sign language guides and the implementation of accessibility features – such as speech recognition, voice instruction and motion detection sensors – across a wide range of products. For people also allows visitors to explore the accessibility options available on LG TVs, from audio-to-text captions to a sign language screen that can be easily moved and resized.
The Our commitment portion of the Better life for everyone zone, reflects LG’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future – the ultimate goal of the company’s Better Life Plan 2030. LG aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from product manufacturing by 50 percent (compared to 2017 levels), and greenhouse gas emissions from the use of seven key products by 20 percent per unit sold by 2030 from a base year 2020. In addition, the company plans to offer accessibility features across all of its product lines by 2025, and provide voice instruction manual and sign language video guide for every LG product by 2030.
“At LG, we are constantly challenging ourselves to go the extra mile to achieve our vision for a Better life for everyone a fact,” he said Lee Young-seok, head of LG Electronics’ Global Marketing Center. “Our ESG-focused exhibit will provide visitors to CES with an insight into the values, determination and commitment that fuel our sustainability journey and the innovative technologies and practices we are developing to ensure a better future.”
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., located in England cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $63 billion global technology and manufacturing innovator. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, energy solutions and vehicle components. LG is ENERGY STAR 2022® Partner of the Year – Sustainable Excellence. The company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the “Life’s Good” marketing theme include how LG is committed to people’s happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. www.lg.com.
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