World's First UL Environment Certification to IEEE 1680.3 Awarded to Samsung 55" LED, 46" LED Televisions

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, 
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Kate Rusnak, UL Environment, Phone: +1-613.247.0440, ext. 250, Email: 
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