Tuesday, 12 August 2008

HP extends Smartway Certification

HP has announced that it has qualified all business PC, printing and server products shipped throughout the United States and Canada for the U.S. EPA SmartWay logo labeling program.

The EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 as a brand to identify products and services that reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. SmartWay Transport Partners must measure their current environmental performance using the SmartWay performance model, commit to improvements within three years and sign the SmartWay Transport Partnership Agreement.

There are around 950 SmartWay Transport Partners, but in April HP became the first company to qualify to have the SmartWay logo placed on its product packaging after it certified that its entire surface transportation carrier network for consumer accessories, desktop and monitor products was composed of SmartWay-compliant carriers. The company has now qualified the complete surface transportation carrier networks for its business desktops, monitors, notebooks, servers, storage, thin clients and workstations, as well as all imaging and printing devices.

Lets hope some similar initiatives emerge outside the US. I'm not aware of any but would be interested to hear what IT suppliers in Europe and elsewhere are doing in this area.

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