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Greenpeace: Sony Ericsson ranked as most "Green" electronics company

29 November 2007 by
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• Ericsson R380
• Ericsson R520
• Ericsson R600
• Ericsson T29s
• Ericsson T39
• Ericsson T60d
• Sony Xperia A
• Sony Xperia Acro S
• Sony Xperia Advance
• Sony Xperia C
• Sony Xperia E
• Sony Xperia E Dual
• Sony Xperia E1
• Sony Xperia E1 Dual
• Sony Xperia Ion LT28at
• Sony Xperia J
• Sony Xperia L
• Sony Xperia M2
• Sony Xperia Miro
• Sony Xperia Neo L
• Sony Xperia P
• Sony Xperia S
• Sony Xperia SL
• Sony Xperia Sola
• Sony Xperia SP
• Sony Xperia SX
• Sony Xperia T
• Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
• Sony Xperia Tipo
• Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
• Sony Xperia TL
• Sony Xperia TX
• Sony Xperia U
• Sony Xperia V
• Sony Xperia VL
• Sony Xperia Z
• Sony Xperia Z Ultra
• Sony Xperia Z1
• Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
• Sony Xperia Z2
• Sony Xperia ZL
• Sony Xperia ZQ
• Sony Xperia ZR

From the forum:
The latest edition of Greenpeace's quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics shows that Nokia has been pushed down from the first place by Sony Ericsson and Samsung

Greenpeace first released the 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006 and this is the sixth version of the list. The 18 top manufactures of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals and recycling. The TV and games consoles manufacturers are new this quarter.

Nokia has always been the best in class according to the Greenpeace Green Guide. The reason why Sony Ericsson now is the leader is because Nokia has penalty point deducted for deficiencies in takeback practice in Thailand, Russia and Argentina

Greenpeace tested the implementation of product takeback programmes in six countries where Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson claim, on their websites, to operate product takeback programmes. Nokia representatives in the Philippines, Thailand, Argentina, Russia and India were not informed about their companies' own programmes and in many cases provided misleading information. Motorola staff in the Philippines, Thailand and India was unable to direct customers to collection points in their respective countries

7.7Sony Ericsson - New leader due to improved takeback reporting, new models PVC free, but falls down on takeback practice.
7.7Samsung - Big improvements, with more products free of the worst toxic chemicals. Loses points for incomplete takeback practice.
7.3Sony - More products free of toxic PVC and improved reporting on recycling and takeback especially in the US.
7.3Dell - Unchanged since the last version, still no products on the market without the worst chemicals.
7.3Lenovo - Unchanged since the last version, still no products on the market without the worst chemicals.
7Toshiba - Much improved on toxic chemicals but still lobbies in the US for regressive takeback policies.
7LGE - Unchanged since the last version, need better takeback for products other than phones.
7Fujitsu-Siemens - Unchanged since the last version, needs toxic elimination timelines, better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled.
6.7Nokia - A steep fall! Strong on toxic chemicals but penalty point deducted for deficiencies in takeback practice in Thailand, Russia and Argentina during our testing.
6.7HP - Finally provided timelines for eliminating worst toxic chemicals, though not for all products; needs to improve takeback coverage.
6Apple - Slightly improved with new iMacs and some iPods reducing the use of toxic chemicals, takeback programme still needs more work.
5.7Acer - Unchanged since the last version, needs better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled.
5Panasonic - Unchanged since the last version, need better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled.
5Motorola - Big faller due to penalty point for poor takeback practice in Philippines, Thailand and India revealed by our testing. Still no timelines for eliminating the most harmful chemicals.
4.7Sharp - New to the guide - some plus points on toxic chemicals elimination but poor takeback policy and practice.
2.7Microsoft - New to the guide - long timeline for toxic chemicals elimination (2011) and poor takeback policy and practice.
2Philips - New to the guide - no timeline for toxic chemicals elimination and zero points on e-waste policy and practice.
0Nintendo - New to the guide - first global brand to score zero across all criteria!

Ranking criteria explained

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our two demands are that companies should:

  • clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances;
  • takeback and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete.

The two issues are connected. The use of harmful chemicals in electronics prevents their safe recycling when the products are discarded. Companies scored marks out of 30 this has then been calculated to a mark out of 10 for simplicity

Read more about the line up at the Greenpeace web site

Greenpeace table

The table shows us that the average has rosen every time since the start except this last quarter. Motorola and Nokia should take the blame for this. Motorola falls due to penalty point for poor takeback practice in Philippines, Thailand and India.  

Keep in mind that the guide does not rank companies on labour standards, energy use or any other issues.

Greenpeace Guide 2007

Greenpeace web site





Comments
On 19 Dec 20:52 Sergyu wrote
k800i its very fany
On 18 Dec 22:01 nixname wrote
i actually feel sorry for nintendo.... a 0 on all criteria! xD
well... glad to know my favorite brand scores highest^^(SE)
On 17 Dec 16:12 kartijoss28 wrote
Bravo SE........ Let's go to Green.....
On 11 Dec 13:56 kurt wrote
ya right se are the best nokia is shit damn
On 11 Dec 06:55 ulntodz wrote
at eroda. he he he he . . . .
On 10 Dec 09:42 satish wrote
my se K750i its great
On 6 Dec 01:05 Eroda wrote
Bullshit, fake study!
On 3 Dec 22:38 grafyman wrote
sony ericsson is great...............lol
On 3 Dec 00:29 hamidreza wrote
sony ericsson is king
On 1 Dec 11:23 SaurabhBhatia wrote
Sony Ericsson Rocksssssssssssssss
On 1 Dec 03:37 goblin wrote
im part of that ! im SE user
On 30 Nov 00:54 HaroonLali wrote
SonyEricsson, makes the best user-friendly handsets, for thoze, who want the world on their fingertips in the simplest way with the extreme technology......
On 29 Nov 20:48 walooodi wrote
i am waleed
On 29 Nov 18:43 HAJLAJ wrote
Great iniative from Greenpeace, hopefully all big brands will rank this list high. Happy that SE is infront to =)
On 29 Nov 11:09 t wrote
how about making some new future good phones now...
On 29 Nov 09:15 Okama wrote
Yes the SE is the best of all and nokia is the worst
On 29 Nov 09:03 shazam wrote
whats takeback??
Will SE takeback my T310 and pay me the 200$ i spent to buy it??lol
On 29 Nov 08:03 Ranjith wrote
hmm..impressive....

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