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CarbonFree certification from NSF International and Foundation

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            Sprint, LG Bring Users Carbon Neutral Cell Phone in Time for the Holidays


BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 12,  2012 — The Foundation applauded the announcement by LG Electronics USA and Sprint that the LG Mach smartphone with environmentally friendlier features will be available Nov. 11.  

LG Mach, available from Sprint for $99 with a two-year contract, has earned the CarbonFree® label under the rigorous product certification program offered by the Foundation and NSF International’s Sustainability division

With the CarbonFree Certified Product program, LG has offset the carbon footprint of the manufacturing of the LG Mach at no extra cost to the customer through the use of third-party verified carbon reduction projects

“Being part of the CarbonFree Certified Product program helps demonstrate LG’s overarching commitment to the environment” said Tom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF Sustainability.

“With its new CarbonFree certified mobile phone, LG is helping to fight climate change and continuing to provide consumers with cutting-edge products” stated president Eric Carlson.

The LG Mach is the latest carbon neutral product in a line of CarbonFree certified offerings. LG Electronics was the first in its industry to distribute home appliances, solar panels and other consumer electronics that were part of the CarbonFree Certified Product Program. These CarbonFreeCertified Products represent another step in LG's commitment to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient products and services, including a wide range of ENERGY STAR® -qualified appliances and electronics products.


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About LG Electronics USA: LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products,  home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme.  LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit

About Foundation: is a leading nonprofit climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact and hasten our transition to a low-carbon economy. supports innovative renewable energy, energy efficiency and forestry projects globally that reduce carbon emissions and help people. has worked with over 2,000 corporate and nonprofit partners. More at

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the construction, food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( NSF Sustainability (inserted hyperlink)  draws upon this expertise in standards development, product assurance and certification, advisory services and quality management systems to help companies green their products, operations, systems and supply chains. Product assessments include testing and certification for sustainable products such as green chemicals and building products. Through its National Center for Sustainability Standards, NSF also develops sustainability standards for products such as carpet, flooring, and other commercial building materials.




Published in carbonfree blog
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 09:47

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CarbonFree® Product Certification is a meaningful, transparent way for you to provide environmentally-friendly, carbon neutral products to your customers. By determining a product’s carbon footprint, reducing it where possible and offsetting remaining emissions through our third-party validated carbon reduction projects, you can:

  • Differentiate your brand and product
  • Increase sales
  • Improve customer loyalty
  • Strengthen corporate social responsibility & environmental goals


See Our Certified Products

Florida Crystals
Grounds for Change
Nika Water

Leading companies are experiencing the benefits of their CarbonFree® Product Certification. 
Click here to view other CarbonFree Certified Products.

“The CarbonFree Product Certification has had a positive impact on sales and, more importantly in my mind, since the certification we have seen an increase in overall customer retention and satisfaction.”
—Kelsey Marshall, Co-founder, Grounds for Change


Get Started in Three Easy Steps:

Calculate the carbon footprint of your product. To get started,
contact us.
Offset with a project type:
  • Reforestation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
View our projects
Promote your partnership:
  • Use our CarbonFree logo
  • Blogs and newsletter articles
  • Custom web page and more
See full list of benefits

The Certification Process

  1. We help you conduct a product life-cycle assessment using the CarbonFree® Product Certification Carbon Footprint Protocol
  2. Certify your product(s) CarbonFree
  3. Identify ways to reduce your product's footprint
  4. Offset the product’s carbon footprint
  5. Review life-cycle assessment annually

We provide incentive for companies lowering a product’s carbon footprint by at least 10 percent! 
You may find your own cost savings in the process, while increasing customer satisfaction conducted a webinar on the CarbonFree® Product Certification Program and more are planned. Please contact us for the webinar Powerpoint deck. 

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