PC and mobile makers 'not green enough'


PC and mobile makers 'not green enough'

The top 14 PC and mobile producers have all failed to secure a “green” ranking in a Greenpeace guide to environmentally friendly electronics firms.

The environmental campaigner launched its Guide to Greener Electronics to boost demand for non-toxic, recyclable products. The guide looks at how electronics firms use harmful chemicals and their recycling of electronic waste.

A scorecard shows all 14 top mobile and PC producers failing to achieve an environmentally friendly green ranking.

The highest placed firms are Nokia and Dell, which both scored points for a commitment to taking back and reusing or recycling their own-brand discarded products.

Nokia secured top spot on eliminating toxic chemicals, while Dell has also set targets to remove the most harmful substances from its products. Lenovo is propping up the table as the least green firm of the 14.

Greenpeace International toxics campaigner Iza Kruszewska said, “The scorecard will provide a dynamic tool to green the electronics sector by setting off a race to the top.”

The guide is set to be updated every quarter. But the campaign group warned that it would deduct penalty points if it found that a company was “lying, practising double standards or other corporate misconduct”.

Guide to Greener Electronics rankings

1= Nokia
1= Dell
3 Hewlett-Packard
4 Sony Ericsson
5 Samsung
6 Sony
7 LG Electronics
8 Panasonic
9 Toshiba
10 Fujitsu Siemens Computers
11 Apple
12 Acer
13 Motorola
14 Lenovo


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