The Bronze Tier Award commends VIZIO's commitment to the EPA's SMM Electronics Challenge goals by publicly disclosing its recycling management practices. VIZIO strives to send 100% of used electronics from all collection streams (e.g. consumer, warranty and return, business-to-business, and internal equipment) to recyclers or refurbishers who are certified by a third-party certification program.
"As our newest addition to the Electronics Challenge, VIZIO's significant leadership and innovation in the sustainable management of electronics demonstrates its commitment to incorporating environmentally responsible practices into their successful business endeavors," said Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management, a senior Obama Administration official. "I salute VIZIO for their innovative efforts to keep electronics out of landfills and recover valuable resources, and I encourage others to follow their lead by following these best practices."
Recognition from the EPA comes as a result of VIZIO's steady and evolving role in protecting the environment and encouraging responsible recycling and reuse of electronics. With over 100,000,000 pounds of devices recycled since 2014, VIZIO is unwavering in its stance that proper recycling and refurbishment of electronic equipment is of paramount importance when evaluating environmental responsibility.
"We are honored that the EPA has taken note of VIZIO's efforts and contributions to the collective goal of promoting the refurbishment, reuse, and responsible recycling of consumer electronics," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We are proud to be doing our part to help the environment through the growth and expansion of our sustainability programs."
For more information about VIZIO's sustainability projects visit VIZIO.com/environment and to learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency visit EPA.gov.
VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 65 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and holds the #1 unit share in Sound Bars2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards: the VIZIO P-Series SmartCast Home Theater Displays are the highest-ranked LED/LCD display on CNET in 2016, having received an editors' rating of 4.5/5 stars3; the VIZIO Reference Series achieved a 2016 Editors' Choice award from Reviewed.com4; and the VIZIO D-Seriesearned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine5. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016 2The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016 3 Visit cnet.com for the full VIZIO P-Series review, published 5/10/2016 4 Visit reviewed.com for the full VIZIO Reference Series review, published 3/18/16 5 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16