Sharp & the Environment
At Sharp, we’re very passionate about environmental conservation. Our environmentally friendly LCD television manufacturing facility in Kameyama, Japan, features one of the world’s largest roof-mounted solar systems. Our appliances and business products are among the industry’s most energy efficient. We’ve long been a world leader in solar cell production. Furthermore, all Sharp factories are working to eliminate waste and greenhouse gases, and achieve other environmental targets in 21 key areas.
Saving Energy. Saving Resources. Maximizing Recycling. Minimizing Hazardous Materials.
That’s the Sharp commitment to the environment.
SEC Wins 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award (United States)
SEC, Sharp’s sales and manufacturing subsidiary based in the US state of New Jersey, has received an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The 2013 ENERGY STAR Award winners were selected from among the roughly 20,000 companies and organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
For three consecutive years starting in 2010, SEC has earned an ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence, but this is the first time the company has won the higher-ranking Partner of the Year award.
SEC was lauded for securing ENERGY STAR13 certification on more than 150 product models sold in the US, including LCD TVs, home appliances, and copiers. Large-screen LCD TVs utilizing four-color14 technology were singled out for their outstanding energy efficiency. SEC was also commended for raising elementary school children’s awareness of environmental issues by providing ongoing environmental education on such topics as climate change and renewable energy through its Solar Academy programs.
13 A voluntary program by the EPA and DOE for promoting energy savings through increased energy efficiency in electrical equipment. Products that meet a certain level of energy efficiency are qualified to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
14 Sharp’s four-color concept was designed for use with LCDs; it differs from the conventional three-primary-color concept of light and color.