Greener Electronics Fujitsu Siemens Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication - November 24, 2008

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Executive summary: Fujitsu Siemens Computers increases its score to 5.7 points but drops to 5th place, just behind Toshiba and Samsung. FSC gains extra points for its use of renewable energy and commitment to increase this by 2020. On the other energy criteria, FSC gets top marks for its political support for global cuts of greenhouse gas emissions. It also scores points for reporting that 27% of consumer PCs meet the Energy Star 4 standard, 75% of Business Line professional notebooks and 58% of PCs meet ES4. Of these models, 100% exceed the Energy Star requirements by 26 – 57%.FSC sells a range of green-certified products, which use halogen-free flame retarded plastics and halogen-free circuit boards for mainboard and power supply. FSC has finally put a timeline of end of 2010 for the complete elimination of PVC and BFRs in all its products. FSC scores poorly on the e-waste criteria. The only voluntary take-back service offered by FSC is in South Africa. The company reports a recycling rate of 22.5% for Germany based on past sales, using a 7-year average lifespan of a computer, and over 30% in 13 other countries where its products are sold.

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