TUV Rheinland Green Product Mark
June 15, 2012
-- Lenovo ThinkVision LT2323z VoIP display product successfully passed TUV Rheinland Integrated Green Product Certification, which will be issued the world 1st green product mark. The award ceremony was held at the Shenzhen Westin Hotel, with Holger Kunz, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Greater China, and Eric Yu, Executive Director and General Manager of Lenovo Group Worldwide Visuals Business Unit in attendance.
As the world 1st TUV Rheinland Green Mark certified monitor, Lenovo ThinkVision LT2323z VoIP monitor, inherited ThinkVision’
s long-term green commitment, uses up to 85 percent post consumer content and is compliant with Energy Star requirements for low power consumption in standby and off modes. Additionally, introducing the innovative green packaging technologies, this monitor adopts paper cushion, instead of the traditional plastic cushion, and is shipped in recyclable packaging that is also made from recycled materials. In the meanwhile, Lenovo cooperating with TUV Rheinland closely tracked the carbon footprint throughout 3 phases of the product lifecycle to minimize the impact on the environment.
Kunz mentioned in the opening speech, “Lenovo has been an ardent advocate of green innovation in the information technology industry. By joining efforts with TUV Rheinland in developing green product certification and being the first company awarded TUV Rheinland integrated green mark worldwide, Lenovo has not only demonstrated their commitment to the pursuit of corporate sustainable development, but also proved once again their long-standing efforts in green innovation. The cooperation, we believe, will create certain impact on the IT industry. Through our joint action, we aim to further expand Green product mark’s influence in the Chinese market, and provide Green product certification to more brand name owners and downstream suppliers. Together with Lenovo, we will kick off a Green revolution in the IT industry. “
“Green is part of the DNA of ThinkVision. We truly appreciate TUV Rheinland’s noted reputation as the strictest international environmental standards. Through the strategic partnership with TUV Rheinland, we can benchmark our commitment towards environmental excellence. As an industry leader, Lenovo will continue investing on the innovative green technologies, pushing the edge of green performance, “said Eric Yu.
TUV Rheinland’s Green Product Certification is a voluntary sustainability certification that aims to award consumer products with the least impact on the environment. The Green Product Certification is based on a safety evaluation of the product against various regulatory requirements and a social Compliance Check for the product manufacturer. Additionally, it focuses on four key dimensions: including the responsible use of chemical substances, Recyclability & the usage of recycled materials, energy consumption and efficiency, and the determination of the product carbon footprint.
TUV Rheinland will issue Green product mark to the certified product, which can assist companies in demonstrating their corporate commitment and products’ international competitiveness to brands and retailers. On the other hand, the mark can give end-consumers and buyers guidance in identifying green and sustainable products in the often crowded marketplace.