Greener Electronics Dell Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication - September 16, 2008
Dell drops to 8th place, from 5th in v.8 with middling scores on chemicals and e-waste and energy issues.The company fails to do better on chemicals because it has yet to put on the market products free of PVC and BFRs or commit to phasing out additional chemicals. On waste, Dellreports a recycling rate of 12.4%, based on sales 7 years ago.On energy Dell gets points for reporting that over 42 % of laptops and 57 % of desktops (consumer and client) introduced since 20 July 2007 offer configurations that meet or exceed Energy Star requirements. Dell also scores points for disclosing its GHG emissions from global operations, gaining an extra point for getting the emissions third party verified.