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LG Electronics Showcases ESG-Aligned Solutions at IFA 2023 Berlin

Source: LG Electronics

Berlin, Germany - The IFA 2023 in Berlin serves as a platform for LG Electronics to exhibit its alignment with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.

Why it matters:  

The products and initiatives presented cater to rising demands for energy-efficient and sustainable technology, positioning LG within an expected $908.4 billion market for energy-efficient appliances by 2026.

The Key Points

  • LG introduces the "Smart Cottage," a prefabricated unit that integrates 4-kilowatt solar panels and an air-source heat pump. The goal is to meet European energy conservation requirements and regulations.
  • The company's "Net-Zero Vision House" features an energy storage system (ESS) that can adapt to different energy use scenarios, allowing excess energy to be stored and used.
  • LG's ThinQ UP 2.0 system focuses on customization and upgradability, extending product lifecycles and reducing e-waste.
  • Recycling initiatives include the Upcycling Workshop Zone, which showcases products made from recycled plastics, including the LG PuriCare™ AeroFurniture air purifier and Styler™ ShoeCase made from recycled plastics.

The Big Picture

The launch of LG's second generation SIGNATURE range of energy-efficient washer-dryers and Dual InstaView™ refrigerators aligns with the global trend towards energy-efficient home appliances.

By presenting a comprehensive range of products and systems that meet ESG criteria, LG aims to carve out a place for itself in markets increasingly driven by sustainability considerations.

It has developed a filter that reduces up to 98% of microplastic emissions from laundry cycles.

Future collaborations with ABB Smart Buildings and SMA aim to pre-install smart technology in homes, an attractive prospect for a quarter of Europeans surveyed.