ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The flagship LG G6 smartphone from LG Electronics has achieved the ECOLOGO Certification to the ANSI-accredited UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones. It is being listed today on the new online registry for EPEAT, the leading global eco-label for the IT sector.
The Green Electronics Council today launched the new mobile phone category for EPEAT, which provides government and business purchasers an easy way to identify and compare high-performance, more-sustainable mobile phones. The UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones is a multi-attribute sustainability standard that evaluates a mobile phone's compliance with stringent environmental performance criteria throughout its lifecycle.
"By choosing a sustainable smartphone like the LG G6, purchasers are choosing to help alleviate e-waste, decrease the use of toxic substances, improve device packaging, avoid conflict minerals, support fair labor practices, and more," said Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council. "Increasingly, institutional IT purchasers are including mobile services as part of their sustainable procurements, and one way for wireless carriers to distinguish their services as sustainable is by offering sustainable devices."
LG's leadership role in the new EPEAT mobile phone category spotlights the company's commitment to environmental sustainability. Like other EPEAT categories, the mobile phone category address all stages of a product's lifecycle, from design and manufacture to use and end of life. The EPEAT mobile phone category's criteria are based on the stringent UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones.
One of the first smartphones in the industry to achieve EPEAT registration, the popular LG G6 smartphone features a bold new display format complemented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the LG G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, 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.
About the Green Electronics Council
The Green Electronics Council (GEC) is a mission-driven non-profit that collaborates to achieve a world in which only sustainable IT products are designed, manufactured and purchased. Through its management of EPEAT, the leading global ecolabel for IT products, GEC provides manufacturers sustainable product design criteria and provides institutional purchasers access to a wide selection of high-performance, sustainable, and cost-competitive IT products. GEC assists organizations in understanding and addressing sustainability challenges in the IT sector including how to change internal operational, manufacturing and procurement behaviors. For more information, please visit http://www.GreenElectronicsCouncil.org
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