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LG's environmentally conscious initiatives acknowledged

LG Electronics' global strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and develop products with an eye towards the environment has been recognised with certifications from UL Environment and the Foundation for its G2 smartphone.

"Achieving these important certifications further validates the efforts we have made to reduce our carbon footprint and provide consumers important information they can trust," Skott Ahn, president and chief technology officer, said last week.

"Our commitment to environmental sustainability with G2 shows that, with LG, it's all possible."

The smartphone has been ECOLOGO Certified under UL Environment's sustainability standard for mobile phones, the foundation of the new mobile phone category planned for the Green Electronics Council's global EPEAT Registry for products with greener features.

The new smartphone also earned the CarbonFree label that connotes a carbon-neutral product, following comprehensive analysis of the carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle, spanning manufacturing and shipment to usage and ultimately disposal.

"LG's commitment to addressing environmental concerns with the LG G2 is further proof that what's good for the environment is also good business," said Eric Carlson, president of the Foundation.

UL's ECOLOGO Certification to the UL 110 (sustainability for mobile phones) standard is based on the environmental and human health aspects of a mobile phone's entire lifecycle. This way, manufacturers, retailers and purchasers looking for sustainable mobile devices have an easy way to identify them, according to UL.

Robert Frisbee, CEO of the Green Electronics Council, said the quick evolution and short lifecycle of mobile products present a clear opportunity to reduce their environmental impact.

"By meeting the UL 110 standard, the LG G2 is poised for success as stakeholders continue moving toward the creation of an EPEAT mobile phone category."

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