Monday, October 13, 2008

Greenpeace Rates Gadget Makers on Green Technology

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Greenpeace has published their latest "Guide to Greener Electronics," with their most current ratings of technology companies' use of pollution control, energy conservation, e-waste, recycling and chemical usage. The rankings show quite an interesting and perhaps unexpected outcome, with Apple ranking 13th out of 18 companies in "greenest" technology. Among the greenest manufacturers were Nokia and Samsung.

For the full list:

7

Nokia – Clear leader after improving take-back in India. More

5.7

Samsung – Good scores on chemicals and e-waste criteria. More

5.5

Fujitsu Siemens- New dealine for removal of BFRs and PVC but still poor on recycling. More

5.3

Sony Ericsson - Good on toxic chemicals and energy but very poor on recycling. More

5.3

Sony - Good on toxic chemicals, room for improvement on energy. More

4.9

LG - Improved score on recycling and energy. More

4.7

Toshiba - Improved climate policy, but poor on recycling. More

4.7

Dell - Dropping down with poor scores on climate policy. More

4.7

HP - Slightly improved score but no products free of most toxic chemicals. More

4.5

Acer - Good on chemicals policy but poor on energy policy. More

4.5

Panasonic - Needs to improve recycling and amount of renewable energy. More

4.3

Philips - worst company on recycling with additional penalty for negative lobbying in Europe. More

4.1

Apple - progress on eliminating toxics from new products but needs to improve on recycling and energy. More

4.1

Lenovo - New US tack back scheme, but still no products free of worst toxic chemicals. More

3.7

Motorola - Only phone company not to set a timeline for eliminating worst toxic chemicals. More

3.1

Sharp - Most points on toxic chemicals, poor on recycling and energy. More

2.2

Microsoft - Very poor on recycling and energy. More

0.8

Nintendo - Zero on most criteria except chemicals management and energy. More

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