LG Electronics USA's ForestNation

Say Thanks to LG Electronics

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

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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.

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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.

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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

You Plant We Plant Impact

We plant matching trees for every Tree growing kit that companies give to their community, teams or customers. Our nurseries in developing countries like Tanzania plant and take care of these trees as they grow into a forest. We also plant more when people name their Trees on ForestNation.

For every 1000 matching trees ‘We Plant’:

  • 25 tons harmful Carbon Dioxide is offset per year
  • 100 tons of Oxygen is created per year
  • 40 hours of employment is guaranteed for local people
  • 1 hectare of degraded land is reforested

For every 1000 Trees ‘You Plant’:

  • 1000 people are connected to nature
  • 8 hours of work created for our Tree kit makers

We use locally harvested tree seeds in each Tree kit, so people can nurture home grown trees. Each kit is handmade with love by local Tree experts. Every element of the Tree kit is either compostable of biodegradable, leaving zero waste behind.

A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide per year. That translates to 25 tons of CO2 absorbed per year for 1000 trees. To put this in perspective, around 25 tons of CO2 is emitted per year by 5 passenger vehicles.

Please note that the CO2 aborption per year is a weighted average. This is because trees have low CO2 absorbing capacity in their early years, peaking as they gain maturity and then slowing down as they grow older.

You can learn more about the calculations here.

On average trees produce 4 to 5 times the amount of co2 they sequester each year depending on the species. So we are basing our CO2 number as a conservative estimate at 4 times.

Learn more here.

We plant 1000 trees per hectare as a general standard of reforestation and agroforestry practices. This allows for adequate space for the trees to grow naturally as part of the forest.

It takes 68 hours for 1 person to create 10000 tree seedlings. Then approximately 1 hour per day to maintain every 1000 seedlings.

All this translates 40 hours of work created at our nurseries for every 1000 trees.