LG Display has accomplished a significant milestone by receiving a carbon footprint certification from Carbon Trust. This well-known certifying group strives to battle climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
One of the most reliable certification processes in the world, this certification is the first of its kind for a display panel product. Following the global carbon emission calculation standard, LG Display attained this certification by precisely determining greenhouse gas emissions during product production and transportation (PAS 2050).
OLED TV panels from LG Display provide several advantages over LCD screens. OLED panels don’t require a backlight because they emit light on their own, reducing the amount of plastic used by more than 90% compared to LCDs. Also, they employ ferrous metal components, which increase the recycling rate of parts by 92.7% when disposed of, reducing the environmental impact.
The OLED TV panels have also received praise for their industry-lowest blue light output and lack of screen flicker, which make them suitable for eye health. In addition, they were awarded the Eco Product accreditation by SGS, a Swiss inspection and certification body, for their outstanding performance in lowering hazardous substances, indoor air pollutants, and recycling.
Since 2021, LG Display has used the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method to create environmentally friendly products. This method thoroughly assesses all environmental effects across the entire product life cycle, yielding successes such as decreased material and component use, reduced greenhouse gas and power consumption during manufacturing, development of products with low power consumption, and reduce waste at the disposal stage.
In addition to receiving the carbon footprint certification, LG Display has improved its energy efficiency by nearly 22% based on the same luminance from the previous year. This has been accomplished using a novel technology called “Meta Technology,” which combines Micro Lens Array (MLA) with a brightness enhancement algorithm to optimize light emission from organic materials.
Park Kwon-shik, director of LG Display’s primary technology research center, said, “We will further strengthen OLED product leadership in the premium TV market by expanding and applying LG Display’s own eco-friendly OLED technology.”