Nokia

Background - April 20, 2010
As the world's leading mobile phone maker with a 39 percent global market share in 2009 - its good know Finland's biggest company has completed eliminating toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Nokia was also one of the first electronics companies to phase out both PVC and BFRs from their entire product range.

Chart of Nokia's score over time

However, Nokia shows that competitors like Motorola and Samsung - who still use PVC and BFRs in some models - have no excuses!

On climate, Nokia has a progressive stance on renewables - aiming for 50 percent renewable use and a carbon emissions reduction target of 18 percent by 2010.

But if the company wants to keep its number 1 green-spot, it will have to pull up its socks on advocacy and use its influence to support action on climate change at the political level. As number 85 on the Fortune 500 operating in 120 countries - Nokia should be doing much more to push for climate legislation.

 

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