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Standards & Compliance Briefing: REACH Dossiers, LG ‘Most Efficient’ Models, EV Charging

The European Chemicals Agency has released a new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant to help registrants find potential inconsistencies in their datasets and dossiers before submitting REACH registrations. The DQA has been updated with further checks on topics such as substance identification, use description and the link between composition and … Read more »

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LG Selects PE International for Sustainability Reporting

LG Electronics will use PE International’s SoFi software to measure and report on its US-based sustainability metrics, including emissions, energy, water and waste for its offices and distribution centers across the US. Sustainability reports will allow LG to more effectively measure success and identify opportunities for further improvement, the company … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Site Cleanup, Coffee Rule, Mobile Phones

ASTM International approved ASTM E2893, Guide for Greener Cleanups, which sets forth a process to reduce the environmental footprint of activities during all phases of site cleanup, from investigation to long-term monitoring. It is designed for use by environmental professionals in the site assessment and remediation fields, as well real estate developers, … Read more »

EPA Initiative Aims to Cut Suppliers’ F-GHG Emissions

EPA Initiative Aims to Cut Suppliers’ F-GHG Emissions

Korean manufacturer LG Display reduced more than 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent last year, a move that the EPA says illustrates how flat panel display makers are cutting fluorinated greenhouse gas from their operations. F-GHGs, which are potent and persistent in the atmosphere, are used to make … Read more »

LG Cuts Carbon Footprint, Saves $1M in Six Months

LG Cuts Carbon Footprint, Saves $1M in Six Months

LG Electronics has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 61,348 metric tons of CO2e and saved about $1 million in operating expenses since December 2012, according to an EPA environmental assessment. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the EPA in late 2012 in which it pledged to implement … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Nestle Cocoa, Concrete EPD, LG, Declare

Nestlé USA announced that it will source 100 percent UTZ Certified cocoa beans for its line of everyday Crunch bars. The UTZ label is designed to ensure sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers. Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Inc. company delivering in the San Francisco Bay Area,  says it … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Whole Foods Sued; Apple, Dell Lobby on E-Waste

California attorney general Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target and dozens of smaller manufacturers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors, alleging violations of the state’s Proposition 65. The filing in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that the companies are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, the … Read more »

Samsung, LG TVs Make EPEAT Debut

More than 50 television models from LG Electronics and 71 Samsung TVs are now rated on the Electronic Product Environmental Tool (EPEAT) global registry for greener electronics, which expanded yesterday to include televisions for the first time. EPEAT says this marks the first time a comprehensive standard has been available … Read more »

O2, HTC Find 82% of Customers Refuse Chargers

Mobile network O2 and phone maker HTC found that 82 percent of consumers during a three-month trial opted for the greener option and bought a mobile phone without a charger. The “Charger out of the Box” pilot launched in October to test whether customers wanted a charger included with their … Read more »

LG Signs 50% GHG Reduction Pledge with EPA

 LG Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with the EPA to formalize its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for its US operations 50 percent by 2020, compared with a 2007 baseline, and to pledge a series of other environmental initiatives. The MOU covers products, purchasing, infrastructure, transportation and … Read more »

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell and HP do a better job disclosing environmental issues in their supply chains than companies headquartered in Asia including Canon, Panasonic and Samsung, according to a report from Verdantix. The report reviewed 12 consumer electronics companies with aggregate revenues of $977 billion. The companies — Apple, Canon, Dell, … Read more »