Sharp UK is aware that our customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the energy efficiency of products, and also about how durable and easily recyclable the parts of that product are.
According to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the average household could save £250 a year by being more energy efficient – the equivalent to saving 1.5 tonnes of C02. Reduced power consumption in consumer electronics is just one way that Sharp can help consumers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
A series of national and international ‘eco-labels’ can be awarded to particular UK products and brands to help the consumer in their buying decision. Eco-labels, awarded by independent bodies, confirm that a product meets strict environmental performance criteria and has very low impact on the environment.
A range of Sharp products have been awarded eco-labels for energy saving and/or advanced environmental performance. Below is a summary of the eco awards belonging to Sharp for AQUOS LCD TV and document solutions products.
Sharp was the first consumer electronics manufacturer to be awarded the Euro Flower for LCD TVs. The logo is recognised all over Europe to certify environmentally-friendly and energy-saving features and covers a wide range of product groups. To be awarded this label, our LCD TV models have met the following criteria:• Power consumption on standby below 1 W
The Energy Saving Recommended (ESR) scheme is run by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) in the UK for integrated digital TVs (IDTVs) and a host of other household electronics, that meet specific criteria.
The ESR accreditation aims to endorse the top 20% of the market identified in terms of energy efficiency. Sharp IDTVs displaying the distinctive blue logo are the most efficient in this category, achieving less than or equal to 1W power consumption in standby mode and less than or equal to 250W in the on-mode.
The EU Commission has signed an agreement with the Environment Protection Agency of America to use the label. The label is indicative of the energy efficiency of the equipment and is recognised worldwide.
The majority of Sharp’s document solution equipment meets the requirements of this accreditation.
Nordic Swan is the official eco-label introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The logo demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The green symbol is awarded to around 60 different product groups (including Sharp document solutions) if these products fulfil certain criteria when assessed in independent laboratories and controlled visits.