Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Greenpeace Rates Consumer Electronics Companies
Dec 3, 2007
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Greenpeace, the environmental advocacy group, ranked Sony Ericsson as the most environmentally responsible electronics maker. At the same time, it was negative about Microsoft for poor e-waste management efforts and high levels of toxic materials in its electronics products.

Greenpeace's "Guide to Greener Electronics" ranks 18 leading electronics manufacturers on efforts to eliminate toxic substances from products and other efforts to be environmentally responsible. It considers manufacturers' efforts to curtail the use of materials such as vinyl plastics (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from products. It also examines the companies' other efforts, including various product takeback initiatives and discarded product recycling efforts.

Sony Ericsson received the first-place ranking because it plans to have all BFRs removed from its products by the start of 2008, and also because all its handsets have been free of PVC plastic since 2006. However, the company was penalized because it provided inaccurate information to consumers regarding its handset recycling efforts. According to Greenpeace, investigators found that product takeback programs advertised in Thailand, Russia, Argentina, and India were nonexistent.

Companies that received low scores on the Green Scorecard provide little or no information on the toxic materials found within their electronics products, or such products contain high levels of such materials, according to Greenpeace. Low scores can also be a result of a lack of effective product takeback and recycling efforts on the part of companies.

The rankings are based on publicly available information, as well as Greenpeace communications with the manufacturers about recycling and product takeback programs.

The Greenpeace scorecard ranking is:

  • Sony Ericsson, up from second place in the last edition of the guide
  • Samsung, up from eighth
  • Sony, up from sixth
  • Dell, down from third-place tie with Lenovo
  • Lenovo, down from third-place tie with Dell
  • Toshiba, up from 10th
  • LG Electronics, down from fifth
  • Fujitsu-Siemens, down from eighth
  • Nokia, down from the number-one slot
  • HP, up from 13th
  • Apple, up from the 12th-place tie with Acer
  • Acer, down from the 12th-place tie with Apple
  • Panasonic, up from 14th
  • Motorola, down from ninth place
  • Sharp, first time in the ranking
  • Microsoft, first time in the ranking
  • Phillips, first time in the ranking
  • Nintendo, first time in the ranking

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Aug 29, 2014: Adaptive Frequency Drive Increases Trane Chiller Efficiency

Aug 29, 2014: Vitamix President Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Aug 28, 2014: LG Heat Pump Clothes Dryer Earns Emerging Technology Award

Aug 28, 2014: Early Snowthrower Demand Boosts Toro Sales

Aug 27, 2014: Sustainability Standard Launched for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows