Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How the companies line up

We first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 17 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

10 is the best and 0 is the worst rank.

7.45 Nokia -- Scores top marks for leading competitors on toxic phase out.
7.1 Samsung -- Holds second position for commitment to reduce absolute emissions.
6.5 Sony Ericsson -- Up two places with better product energy efficiency reporting
5.7 LG Electronics -- Up two places but needs to eliminate hazardous chemicals from all products
5.5 Toshiba -- Moves up two places with an extra point for promising to cut GHGs
5.5 Motorola -- Scores higher and climbs two places because of use of renewable energy
5.3 Philips -- Falls from 4th to 7th position and needs to put its commitment to responsible recycling policies into practice
5.3 Sharp -- Rises from 9th to joint 7th place with its energy efficient products
4.9 Acer -- Put 16 new models of a monitor that are almost free of hazardous chemicals and climbed two places from 11 to 9 but still need to sort out the power cord
4.9 Panasonic -- Advance from 12th to 10th place for energy efficiency and pvc free product range but still bad on e waste
4.7 Apple -- Drop one position to 11th with no change in scores but get kudos for their green macbook
4.5 Sony -- Plunges from 5th to 12th place for inadequate commitments on eliminating hazardous chemicals, e waste policy and cutting GHGs
3.9 Dell -- Stays at 13th place because of backtracking on toxics phase out
3.5 HP -- Is at 14th position and has no products on the market free of toxic substances
2.5 Microsoft -- Loses a point for a poor recycling policy but stays in 15th position
2.5 Lenovo -- Down two places with no set timeline for toxics phase out on all products
2.4 Fujitsu -- Debuts second from last with no products that are free of hazardous chemicals
1.0 Nintendo -- Stays put in last position with a glimmer of hope with partially pvc free consoles


Source: Greenpeace, July 1, 2009