Thursday, 3 July 2008

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Readers may recall that Greenpeace has been publishing a quarterly report comparing electronics manufacturers on the environmental friendliness of their products. We reported on the last quarterly edition back in March. The new edition is now out.

Greenpeace has tightened up its requirements on electronic waste (e-waste) and toxic chemicals and added new requirements for evaluating companies’ impact on climate change, so the overall scores of the 18 companies it evaluated has taken a dive. Back in March the best performers scored six or seven out of ten, but this time round only two companies, Sony Ericsson and Sony, scored more than five.

Of the pure IT players, Dell is the leader with a score of just 4.5, but ahead of the pack, including HP, with a score of 4.3.

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