BENGALURU, India — Wipro climbs to the No.2 rank worldwide in the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics.
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- Wipro climbs to the No.2 rank worldwide in the latest edition
of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, due to its strong
performance on climate and continuing progress on
- HCL, second Indian company in the global top five.
- Nokia remains on top. Samsung and Wipro are placed joint
second. Sony Ericsson, HCL, and Philips complete the top five in
- Wipro is the first Indian company to commit to absolute
emission reduction targets - detailed plan to cut carbon emissions
by 20% over the next three years.
- HCL and Wipro reiterate that they would launch PVC and BFR-free
products by the end 2009. Both companies have products compliant
with latest Energy Star rating and show strong
performance on e-waste management by reporting an increase in
e-waste recycling rate.
- HCL again fails to set targets on carbon emissions
- Penalty points from Hewlett Packard lifted, for launching a
Notebook virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame
retardants (BFRs), and for reprioritising its toxic PVC and BFR
phase out by 2011.
- LG Electronics plummeted seven places to 11th position, for
backtracking on its timeline to eliminate PVC and BFRs from its
products. Only its mobile phone range would be free of these toxic
substances as of 2010. Toxics phase out in TVs and monitors delayed
Quotes and Related Information
1. "It is good to see Indian brands taking their environmental
responsibilities more seriously and moving into the top bracket of
the global green league. We hope they will turn words into action
by launching PVC and BFR-free products soon," said Abhishek Pratap,
Toxics and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace India. "Time is running
out to prevent runaway climate change. It is imperative for big IT
brands to demonstrate leadership by not only reducing their own
carbon emissions but also enabling de-carbonised economic growth
with their solutions", concluded Pratap.
2. The eighth edition of the Greenpeace India Guide to Greener
Electronics can be accessed at http://www.greenpeace.org/india/e-ranking-guides.
3. As per the widely used
international accounting tool, Green House Gas Protocol (www.ghgprotocol.org) of World Resources
Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable
4. ENERGY STAR specifications
are periodically revised to ensure relevancy under current market
conditions. For Computer and related accessories, the latest Energy
star rating is Energy Star 5.0 version which came into effect from
1st July, 2009. Refer to http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=prod_development.prod_development_index
5. For details of HP's new PVC and BFR-free Notebook, refer to
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