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Corbeil, Samsung, LG all earn Energy Star awards

 30 June 2022     HGO Staff 

OTTAWA – Corbeil Appliances as well as the Canadian branches of Samsung and LG were among the 17 organizations honoured by Natural Resources Canada with the 2022 Energy Star Award, an international program recognizing those retailers, manufacturers and other companies that demonstrate excellence in offering consumers the most energy-efficient products and technology available on the market.

For the second consecutive year, Corbeil Appliances, has been named the Energy Star Regional Retailers of the Year. The chain, which offers its customers more than 100 top-quality appliance brands, operates in 22 stores in Quebec as well as two in Ottawa.

For the second consecutive year, Corbeil Appliances was named the Regional Retailer of the Year by Energy Star Canada, a program organized by Natural Resources Canada to recognize those companies advancing the cause of energy efficiency for Canadian consumers. Seen here is its store in Ottawa’s Pinecrest Shopping Centre.It is owned by the Montreal-based holding company Group Amiel, which also owns Distinctive, a distributor of high-end appliances and Les Spécialistes de l'électroménager, another Quebec-focused white goods retailer.

Natural Resources Canada cited Corbeil for a number of key accomplishments made in 2021: 

  • Increasing the number of Corbeil Green Days events, both in-store and online. These events educated and provided increased awareness for customers about the benefits of choosing Energy Star certified appliances.
  • Collaborated with influencers on innovative marketing campaigns across social media, radio and other media to reach and engage the 25- to 55-year-old market segment.
  • Contextualized the benefits of choosing Energy Star certified appliances through a more qualitative and human approach in their marketing campaigns. This new approach resulted in positive engagement rates, as their customers were able to understand and relate to the real-world benefits of certified products in their day-to-day lives.

This is Corbeil Appliances’ fourth Energy Star Canada award. They were named Recruit of the Year in 2005; and selected as Regional Retailer of the Year in 2016, 2021 and 2022. 

Samsung saluted for environmental leadership
Samsung Canada earned its twelfth consecutive award from the program, receiving the 2022 Special Recognition Award, for its commitment to promoting products as energy efficient options for consumers and businesses.

“As part of Samsung’s Together for Tomorrow vision, we are dedicated to ensuring everyday sustainability throughout our product portfolio and playing a role in reimagining a better planet,” Pat Bugos, senior vice president of consumer electronics for Samsung Electronics Canada, said in a statement. “We are honoured to be recognized by Energy Star Canada once again, marking our continued success in energy efficiency from products to operations.”

Bugos said sustainability remains one of Samsung Canada’s strategic pillars and it increased its range of certified products by creating 28 new models last year. Samsung’s certified product portfolio now includes 100% of its dishwashers, 100% of its refrigerators and front-load washers, as well as 60% of top-load washers and 82% of dryers.

Previous wins include being named Appliance Manufacturer of the Year in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021; receiving the Sustained Excellence award in 2020; Electronics Manufacturer of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Energy Star Most Efficient Promoter of the Year 2015 in 2016; and, Collaborative Initiative of the Year in 2012.

LG named appliance manufacturer of the year
LG Electronics Canada was named Energy Star Canada’s Appliance Manufacturer of the Year for 2022. In Canada, LG offers a wide range of products including consumer electronics, TVs, audio solutions and portable devices, home appliances, residential and commercial air solutions, computer products including monitors and laptops and industry-leading OLED and LED digital display solutions.

The program saluted LG for a number of 2021 accomplishments, including: 

  • Increased investment in energy-efficient innovation resulting in a 31% increase of Energy Star certified home appliance models in the Canadian market, including the introduction of a new lineup providing small-space solutions.
  • Highlighting Energy Star certified products in several extensive marketing campaigns, including the national Connected Home Through paid collaboration with various influencers, LG was able to achieve millions of views and high consumer awareness about the program in Canada.
  • Partnering with national retailers such as The Home Depot Canada, The Brick and Best Buy Canada to promote LG’s certified products to generate further sales.
  • Delivering comprehensive retail training programs through in-store, online and application training, which resulted in over 13,000 representatives trained on the benefits of the program.

LG Electronics Canada was previously named Appliance Manufacturer of the Year in 2020 and Heating and Cooling Equipment Manufacturer of the Year in 2016.

“Enhancing energy efficiency is key to working towards our ambitious climate goals, while creating sustainable jobs for cleaner growth and a greener, more energy-efficient future. This year’s Energy Star Canada award recipients are ambassadors of energy efficiency and examples of the value of investing in smart energy choices,” Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources said in announcing the winners.

Click here for more about the Energy Star Canada program.

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