LG Electronics Dehumidifiers First to Earn New Industry Sustainability Standard
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers announced that its new sustainability standard for household dehumidifier appliances was awarded to LG Electronics USA. LG's high performance dehumidifiers are the first in the world to meet the requirements set forth by AHAM.
LG's 70- and 55-pint PuriCare units (models UD701KOG3 and UD551GKG3 respectively), were the models identified as having surpassed the new AHAM 7008-2018 Sustainability for Household Dehumidifier Appliances after rigorous testing conducted by the CSA Group, which verified and issued the standard-compliance certificate. Specifically, CSA Group tested the environmental impact of the units in a number of key areas including materials, manufacturing and operations, energy consumption during use, innovation and end-of-life management.
In a statement issued by LG, the company explained that AHAM's new certification builds on a series of AHAM/CSA/UL product sustainability standards that help to identify products that are designed "with the environment in mind."
“Environmental sustainability has become as important to our customers as it has been to our company for a long time,” Thomas Yoon, senior vice president and head of Home Appliances for LG Electronics USA, said in the statement. “LG is proud to be first in the industry with dehums verified to the new sustainability standard. Together with AHAM and CSA Group, LG is leading the way in addressing various aspects of the product’s lifecycle.”
As newly-certified products, the LG dehumidifiers will receive a sustainability mark that indicates to retailers, regulators, and consumers that the product has met the environmental performance requirements.
“As the first manufacturer to have dehumidifiers verified to this new sustainability standard by CSA Group, LG is demonstrating to consumers that this product meets the requirements of the standard throughout its lifecycle,” Gianluca Arcari, CSA Group’s vice president, Home & Commercial, said in the statement. “CSA Group is committed to developing standards and testing and certification programs for sustainability that help manufacturers like LG support their environmental claims.”