LG Electronics has been named one of the world’s most sustainable corporations by two research organizations, earning the top honor in its industry sector in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from Corporate Knights and the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook from RobecoSAM.
The 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index, produced by Corporate Knights, recognizes the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Considered the Gold Standard in corporate sustainability analysis, the 2015 Global 100 singled out LG as the only honoree in the Household Durables sector while the company’s overall ranking improving significantly to 51st in 2015 from 82nd in 2014. Global 100 companies are scored on 12 quantitative key performance indicators that range from energy and water use, to product leadership and operational excellence to employee compensation and tax strategy.
In its 2015 Sustainability Yearbook, RobecoSAM honored LG with the top prize, the Gold Medal designation, in the Leisure and Consumer Electronics category. RobecoSAM, which also works with S&P Dow Jones Indices to publish the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, named LG as one of only a handful of companies to be a “Sustainability Leader” and “Sustainability Mover” in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook. Companies that are recognized are evaluated on a wide range of factors, including economics, innovation, supply chain management, elimination of hazardous substances, energy-efficient products, product stewardship and recycling, labor practices and stakeholder engagement.
“At LG, we consider the sustainability-related impacts of our business from a 360-degree perspective. We believe we have a shared responsibility to protect the environment and enhance the quality of life for the people in the communities in which we operate,” says William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA, a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. “LG is honored to receive this recognition, a testament to the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.”