World's First UL Environment Certification to IEEE 1680.3 Awarded to Samsung
55" LED, 46" LED Televisions
Sustainability Certifications for Televisions Set Bar for Environmental
ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - UL Environment, a business unit of UL
(Underwriters Laboratories), announces today that it has certified the Samsung
55" LED Television, 46" LED Television to the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1680.3 Standard for the Environmental Assessment
of Televisions. These Samsung television models are the first to achieve UL's
sustainable product certification to IEEE 1680.3.
"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 55" LED Television and 46" LED Television 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.
"The electronics industry is evolving at an unparalleled rate, largely due to
consumer preference, energy regulations, and corporate sustainability
practices. Companies like Samsung are rising to the challenge to lessen the
environmental impacts typically associated with these products," said
Greenstein. "UL Environment helps manufacturers make and market more
sustainable products. We have the expertise to propel them forward, and are
pleased to support Samsung in these achievements."
UL provides the scientific expertise required to conduct readiness assessment,
testing, and certification to the IEEE suite of standards. As a global Product
Registration Entity (or PRE) for EPEAT®, a North American environmental
rating system for electronics, UL may also assist manufacturers with
registering products to the central EPEAT registry.
"We are proud that these Samsung televisions are being recognized by UL," said
Hyogun Lee, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics Visual display
Business. "Achieving UL's sustainable product certification shows our
customers that Samsung is dedicated to delivering environmentally preferable
products that do not compromise performance or functionality."
For more information on UL's turnkey services related to EPEAT registration
and certification to IEEE 1680 standards, click here.
About UL Environment UL Environment works to advance global sustainability,
environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of
environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. It helps
companies achieve their sustainability goals – and meanwhile helps
purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products
they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations,
multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations,
indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational
sustainability certification, and consulting. For more information, visit
About UL UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more
than 118 years of history. Employing more than 10,000 professionals with
customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units –
Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and
Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to
deliver on our public safety mission. For more information on UL's family of
companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities,
go to UL.com.
Kate Rusnak, UL Environment, Phone: +1-613.247.0440, ext. 250, Email:
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