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LG Achieves 50% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal in US

Largest LG Subsidiary Achieves 2020 Reduction Goal a Year Early, Looks Ahead to Aggressive Carbon Neutrality Target by 2030


LG Electronics USA has achieved its ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from US operations by 50 percent by the end of 2020, compared to a 2008 baseline.


The company accomplished this goal a year ahead of schedule, with the help of energy efficiency upgrades and energy conservation, and by utilizing more than 80 percent renewable energy across its US operations.


LG now has set its sights on the next-generation goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The company will strive to reach net-zero emissions through measures such as highly energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, fleet electrification, and carbon offset projects that encourage the development and adoption of a low-carbon lifestyle.


LG’s GHG reduction goal, first established in 2011, encompassed all of the company’s sales and distribution operations in the United States. Even with LG’s continued US growth throughout the decade, emissions were steadily reduced against the 2008 baseline.


LG Electronics’ 2030 carbon neutrality goal reaffirms its commitment to climate action and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The company believes its pursuit of “innovation for a better life” can help pave the way to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


ABOUT LG ELECTRONICS USA: LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $54 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing.


Source: LG Electronics USA