LG Electronics USA's ForestNation

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402

Trees

planted

402

Tons of CO2

absorbed per Year​

0

Tons of O2

created per Year​

0

Work Hours

created per year

0

Hectares

of land reforested

LG Tree Kits 3 design

LG is excited to incorporate ForestNation Tree Kits as part of the company’s annual “Global Volunteer Day” event held in honor of World Environment Day. LG employees from across the world give back to their communities through local clean-up events in parks or beaches, donation drives, and other charitable work.

LG Electronics has three pillars in its sustainability platform:

Achieve a zero carbon, circular economy through reduction of CO2 emissions, development of energy efficient products, removal of harmful environmental effects of products, and minimization of waste from all stages of production and product use. LG has earned several eco-labels and certifications for its products, including ENERGY STAR, GREENGUARD Gold, EPEAT, among others. The company is also on track to reduce emissions from its US operations by 50% by 2020, compared to 2008, and continually aims to reduce its environmental impact through stewardship programs.

Promote an intelligent lifestyle by expanding “green” business and launching innovative products that offer a healthy lifestyle, while creating meaningful connections between people and things. This is evident through LG’s cutting-edge solar panels, energy storage systems, electric vehicle components, and other award-winning “smart” products.

Create a better society by developing a sustainable business ecosystem throughout the supply chain, creating a safer work place and promoting work and life balance while also improving work efficiency, encouraging employees to participate in volunteer activities, and contributing more to society through the company’s products and services. LG continues to manage social and environmental risks in its operations and supply chain, in addition to supporting local communities through employee volunteering and philanthropy. The company is making great strides in its US-wide social contribution program to equip youth with skills for sustainable happiness, having reached 1.8 out of the 5.5 million teens it aims to reach by 2021.

Follow LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global innovator in technology and manufacturing, selling a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are core business principles at LG Electronics. The company strongly believes that everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment and contributing to our communities, and LG wants to ensure that current and future generations have a healthy place to live, learn and work. Recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for seven years, LG is committed to developing the most innovative and energy-efficient products as a key sustainability initiative, providing consumers with superior performance while lessening the impact on the planet.

WePlant Impact

We’re being Socially Responsible by Planting Trees with ForestNation.

Trees Planted
502
CO2 absorbed*
12.55
O2 creation*
50.2
*tons per year
Impact Certified by ForestNation

FAQs

ForestNation is a social business. We combine commercial, social and environmental goals equally. We empower individuals, companies and organizations to fulfill their own missions whilst growing a forest and creating sustainable livelihoods. We believe that giving back to Mother Earth should be fun and inspiring.

CO2: A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per year on average throughout its lifetime.
O2: Trees breathe out oxygen 4 to 5 times the amount of CO2 they absorb each year.
Land reforested: 1000 trees per hectare is a general reforestation best practice.
Jobs created: It takes 68 hours for 1 caretaker to create 10000 tree seedlings and 1 hour per day to maintain them. That translates to 40 hours of work for every 1000 trees.

For every 10,000 trees planted at least double that will germinate naturally within 5 years providing for generations to come. Also the forest provides habitat & shade for animals, natural resources for locals and adds to the beauty of the region.

We plant in the forests of Tanzania, Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, Madagascar and more. All our Tree Planting Projects create sustainable livelihoods. All the trees absorb CO2, offset carbon emissions and contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. More details about where we plant trees for each campaign are explained on the campaign page.

We work closely with our local tree nurseries to ensure bests practices are followed. They use agroforestry techniques where trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland to increase natural reforestation and biodiversity as nature intended.

We mostly plant trees which provide harvest to the local communities. For example, fruit trees are planted around schools in Tanzania to provide nutrition to the children. Our trees also help avoid land degradation. For example, trees were planted along the Lushoto water catchment basin, which supplies fresh water to over 20,000 people in the Lushoto Township and is important to prevent future stream bank erosion.

It takes 8 to 9 months for tree seedlings to be prepped for plantation. Different species are stocked up and made ready for planting during favorable seasons. For example, our Tanzanian nursery plants from March to June and October to December.

A Tree kit has everything you need to grow a tree from seed. We plant matching trees for every tree kit you get as a gift. We also plant matching trees whenever you name your Tree on ForestNation.

Trees connect you with Mother Earth and ignite your nurturing instinct. Growing something from seed helps you experiencing nature’s magic and give back. Tree kits also support our local Tree kit maker (1000 kits create a full day of work).

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Thanks for growing #forestnation.