TÜV Rheinland has awarded the world’s first Green Product Certificate for TV sets to consumer electronics manufacturers Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. Their TV sets Samsung 3D SMART TV and LG 3D SMART TV are the first TV sets worldwide to qualify for this voluntary test mark developed and offered by TÜV Rheinland. The new Green Product Certification combines both mandatory EU and additional Green Product requirements of TÜV Rheinland into one integrated test mark. Prerequisites for Green Product Certification are a safety assessment of the respective product, and a report on the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR). Both the LG and Samsung TV set were tested against responsible use of chemical substances, recyclability and reuse of recycled materials, carbon footprint, energy consumption and efficiency.
Prof. h.c. Dr. Ralf Wilde, TÜV Rheinland Executive Vice President Products: “With the new Green Product Certification, TÜV Rheinland has developed a unique and independent test mark. It offers advantages for both manufacturers and consumers when it comes to green products: companies can clearly set themselves apart from competition and it and can be guidance for environmentally conscious consumers looking for sustainable products.”
The voluntary TÜV Rheinland Green Product Certification is based on tests covering these areas:
Carbon footprints are a new method of calculating the greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by a product throughout its entire lifecycle, or part thereof. The critical phases in the lifecycle of a product are analyzed.
Energy consumption and energy efficiency
The assessment of electrical products for their energy consumption and energy efficiency is also included. Consequently, it achieves a reduction in energy consumption for the consumer’s household and thereby also lowers electricity costs.
Responsible use of chemical substances
Various EU Directives and requirements must be complied with, including RoHS, REACH, PAH and associated provisions that limit the use of harmful substances in electrical and electronic products in order to protect consumers and the environment.
The evaluation of the percentage of the recyclability of the product, as is set out in the WEEE Directive, are part of this. TÜV Rheinland also verifies the correct use and designation of reused material. Great importance is attached to the limited use of PVC in certified equipment.
About TUV Rheinland Greater China
An internationally renowned independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization, TUV Rheinland possesses 140 years of experience, has 500 service locations in 65 countries on 5 continents, employs over 16,000 people worldwide, and provides professional service support to clients around the world. TUV Rheinland employs approximately 3,000 people in the Greater China region, offering testing and certification services such as industrial and renewable energy services, electrical and electronic product testing, telecom testing, fast-moving consumer products testing, ergonomics evaluation, mobility, railway safety, food safety and management system. TUV Rheinland has long been synonymous with rigorous high-quality testing and certification services and for providing a variety of professional assessments from an impartial and independent perspective. We provide local companies with quality services and solutions that comply with safety, quality, and environmental-friendly requirements.
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