LG achieves highest rating for efforts to improve product sustainability

LG Electronics has earned the highest-level rating in the 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP), administered by MindClick.

LG Electronics has earned the highest-level rating in the 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP), administered by MindClick.

LG Electronics has earned the highest-level rating in the 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP), administered by MindClick.

As a supplier of hotel TVs and digital signage displays for 14 Marriott brands, LG has earned this rating for six consecutive years.

The ‘Leader’ rating demonstrates LG’s “exemplary use of environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the life cycle of all product lines, from material choice to end-of-life solutions,” verified by MindClick through a rigorous audit process. The annual assessment recognizes Marriott suppliers that have made significant efforts to improve product sustainability and their social and environmental footprint, and recognizes them in one of three levels: Starter, Achiever, and Leader.

The assessment program evaluates suppliers in their operational footprint with environmental and social metrics such as energy, carbon, and water reduction; human and labour rights; as well as the products they supply. It also measures metrics such as carbon footprint from product use and distribution, recyclability, and use of sustainable materials and chemicals.

In 2020, LG achieved top scores in seven of the nine evaluation categories.

“Sustainability is a core business principle at LG,” said Thomas Yoon, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America. “We believe we have a shared responsibility to protect the environment, and our alliance with Marriott since 2005 has advanced our collective goals of reducing environmental impact and enhancing the quality of life for Marriott guests.”

Advanced hotel TVs and displays from LG Business Solutions earned the maximum number of points in the following categories:

  • “Guest Health” with products that reduce toxins through compliance with chemicals of high concern;
  • “End of Life” and “Hotel Impact” with products that are recyclable and packaged in recyclable materials, and have end-of-life solutions identified;
  • “Distribution” through the use of transportation carriers that are Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay certified; and
  • “Social” with required human and labour policies in place and third-party audits conducted at all facilities.
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