Guide to Greener Electronics - Hewlett Packard (HP), June 2009

Publication - July 1, 2009
HP moves up the ranking from penultimate (16th) to 14th place, weighed down by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in computing products by end of 2009. In a call with Greenpeace in February 2009, the company admitted that it would be unable to meet its commitment. There is now a new timeline of 2011 but it is unclear if this is the start or end of 2011. In addition, HP has no products on the market free of these toxic substances.