ACER - 4th position, 5.1/10

Acer moves up the ranking to 4th position, with a score of 5.1. Acer is showing a larger leadership role in its conversations with suppliers on a range of issues, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and hazardous substances, conflict minerals, and fibre sourcing. This has resulted in increase scoring across the three criteria.

Acer’s performance in detail Download the company’s Scorecard (pdf)

 

Acer shows greatest improvement on the Energy criteria. The company has set new reduction targets for its GHG emissions, aiming to reduce its global GHG emissions by 30% by 2015, relative to a baseline of 2009. Acer’s target for 2020 is a 60% reduction between 2009 and 2020. Acer also continues to support cuts of 30% by 2020 for industrialised countries. Additionally, Acer has asked all 1st tier suppliers to adopt more aggressive GHG reduction strategies, setting a deadline of the end of 2012 to provide details. 

While Acer’s Products score improved with progress in energy efficiency, the company continues to score no points on product life cycle for failing to publicly disclose the length of warranty and spare parts availability for its main product lines. Acer’s new deadline of eliminating polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) and all phlathates by 2012 is fast approaching, and Greenpeace is looking forward to seeing this goal achieved.

Acer scores higher in Sustainable Operations, mostly due to its more dynamic role with its suppliers. The company continues doing particularly well on chemicals management for its lobbying for restrictions on organo-halogens, and for its precautionary approach to chemicals.

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Acer's performance in detail: Download the company’s Scorecard here