South Korean sustainability successes recognised through Carbon Trust assurance

Since 2011 the Carbon Trust has been partnering with the Korea Productivity Center (KPC), South Korea’s national industrial productivity organisation and certification body, to offer assurance services. These services include the award of the Carbon Trust Standard, the leading global certification recognising organisations reducing their environmental impact, as well as the Carbon Trust’s label providing assurance of a product’s carbon or water footprint. 

LG Electronics

LG Electrics has certified a number of products, including its water purifier, air purifier LG Styler steam closet, and the first ever Carbon Trust certification for a vacuum cleaner with its A9 model. The water purifier also became the first product globally to receive Carbon Trust water footprint certification.

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics has worked with KPC and the Carbon Trust to successfully certify the carbon footprint of each generation of its flagship Galaxy range of smartphones since the S2 in 2012, demonstrating the ongoing improvements the company has made in reducing their environmental impact. This has continued with Carbon Trust certification for the S8, S8+ and Note 8 models.


SK Magic

One of the leading home appliances companies in South Korea, SK Magic achieved Carbon Trust product carbon footprint certification its Super I model air purifier. This has made the company the first in the world to achieve Carbon Trust certification for an air purifier.


Incheon Port Authority

Incheon Port Authority has introduced LED lighting for port works and 10MW renewable power generation facilities, while also making use of the Incheon liquefied natural gas line.


Incheon Airport

Incheon Airport has also introduced LED lighting, in addition to high efficiency freezer replacement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions as part of their low carbon management strategy.



Korea District Heating Company (KDHC) was the first energy company in South Korea to achieve the Carbon Trust Product Carbon Footprint label for measuring the footprint of its heat distribution product.


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