ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics has been named to the 2014 Global 100 World's Most Sustainable Corporations Index, an annual ranking produced by Corporate Knights, a media and investment advisory company.
In its 10th year, the Global 100 list, announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos, has come to be recognized as the Gold Standard in corporate sustainability analysis. Companies named to the Global 100 index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors.
"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," said William Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA. "LG is honored to be included in the Global 100 list, a testament to the company's commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility."
Global 100 companies are scored on 12 quantitative key performance indicators that range from energy and water use, to product leadership to employee compensation and corporate tax strategy. LG is among only a handful of companies in its industry listed on the 2014 Global 100 (http://global100.org/global-100-index/).
Being named to the Global 100 Index is another prime example of LG's sustainability leadership. In December 2013, LG received the Millennium Development Goals Award from the United Nations Global Compact Local Network for its global social program, the LG Hope Series. Also in 2013, LG earned Marriott International's 2013 Supplier Sustainability Award and was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, the second year in a row the company has received this coveted honor.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises five business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components — and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.
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