Friday, 3 April 2009

IT companies lose out in Greenpeace's guide

Greenpeace has released its latest quarterly assessments of electronics companies, shown below, which is based on their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

One significant change is that HP, Lenovo and Dell have had a penalty point deducted because Greenpeace says they backtracked on a commitment to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their products by the end of 2009. (Companies score points in the assessment for commitments to reduce toxic materials from products, so failure to do so results in the points being deducted).

Nokia remains in top place, Samsung is up into second place for all round improvement and Sony Ericsson falls back to third 'with more work to do on recycling'. Nintendo remains in last place. Other significant changes include Philips, the biggest mover, up 11 places to 4th due to big improvements in recycling policy and Apple, up four places thanks to eliminating some chemicals from products and improved recycling.

The full score card is here.

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