VIZIO's Sustainability Efforts Praised for the Sixth Consecutive Year by Environmental Protection Agency
VIZIO recognized with a Gold Tier Award for its ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) today announces its 2021 Sustainable Materials Management Gold Tier distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has recognized VIZIO's increasingly sustainable practices each year since 2016; including Gold Tier Awards for both 2020 and 2021.
EPA’s Gold Tier Award is presented to organizations with exemplary electronics collection and recycling programs. Over the past eight years, VIZIO has diverted more than 167,000 tons of electronic waste from landfills. VIZIO’s long standing electronic waste recycling program is evidence of the importance VIZIO places on environmental sustainability.
“Being part of the consumer electronics ecosystem, we know how important recycling and sustainability is to our consumers and to our industry,” said Jerry C. Huang, General Counsel for VIZIO. “We are proud of the EPA's recognition of our electronic waste recycling program and we'll continue to advance our business and supply-chain to further expand our collective environmental stewardship practices.”
“It’s going to take all of us working together to build a sustainable future, and I applaud the organizations recognized today for their leadership in essential electronic recycling efforts,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Electronics are a global economic driver with supply chains that reach around the world and products that play a big role in our daily lives. Because of these organizations’ efforts, we’re able to recover and recycle valuable resources like precious metals, critical minerals, plastics, and glass.”
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads.
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