Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Greenpeace has released the latest of it's quarterly assessments of how Green electronics companies are. The chart shows the latest scale and I've also attached the equivalent from three months ago for comparison.

The biggest moves up the ranking are Motorola, (from 15th to joint 7th), Toshiba (from 7th to 3rd) and Sharp, (from 16th to 10th). The companies going in the other direction are the PC brands Acer, Dell, HP and Apple, although Apple's score is actually higher than before because of better reporting on the carbon footprint of its products.

Greenpeace points out that Motorola, Microsoft, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, Nintendo and LG Electronics are notably lagging behind on energy and climate change, with no plans to cut absolute emissions from their own operations and no support for the targets and time lines needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Only three - Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), Philips and Sharp - support the level of cuts in greenhouse gases that science requires and only Philips and HP get top marks for committing to making absolute reductions in their own greenhouse gas emissions from product manufacturing and supply chain.

The full report is here.

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