Samsung televisions are often known for their sleek designs and stellar performance. But now the leading manufacturer of LED TVs has another accolade to add to its resume: environmental brilliance.
UL Environment has announced that it has certified the Samsung 55” and 46” LED televisions to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Televisions. These Samsung models are the first to achieve UL’s sustainable product certification.
“This landmark accomplishment by Samsung provides other television manufacturers with a leadership model to continue to improve products to meet and exceed marketplace sustainability demands,” said Sara Greenstein, president of UL Environment.
Products that achieve certification to IEEE standards are assessed and audited for a wide range of environmental criteria. These criteria include: environmentally sensitive materials and materials selection, design for end of life, product longevity/life cycle extension, energy conservation, end-of-life management, corporate performance, and packaging.
The Samsung models have attained Gold level certification, indicating that both products have achieved the highest level of environmental performance recognized by IEEE 1680.3, meeting all required criteria and a minimum of 75% of available optional criteria points.
UL Environment works to advance global sustainability by supporting the development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. Its ultimate goal is to help companies achieve their sustainability goals.