LG Electronics earns the highest-level rating in the 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP), administered by MindClick. As a digital signage supplier for 14 Marriott brands, LG has earned this rating for six consecutive years.
The “Leader” rating demonstrates LG’s “exemplary use of environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the life cycle of all product lines, from material choice to end-of-life solutions,” verified by MindClick through an audit process. The annual assessment recognizes the Marriott suppliers that have made significant efforts to improve product sustainability and their social and environmental footprint. The program acknowledges suppliers in one of three levels: Starter, Achiever, and Leader.
Suppliers are evaluated on environmental and social metrics like energy, carbon, and water reduction; human and labor rights, and their products. Other metrics such as carbon footprint from product use and distribution, recyclability, and the use of sustainable materials and chemicals are evaluated. In 2020, LG achieved top scores in seven of the nine evaluation categories.
“Sustainability is a core business principle at LG. We believe we have a shared responsibility to protect the environment, and our alliance with Marriott since 2005 has advanced our collective goals of reducing environmental impact and enhancing the quality of life for Marriott guests,” says Thomas Yoon, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America.