Greener Electronics Nokia Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication - 16 September, 2008
Nokia is back in 1st place with a total score of 7, having had its penalty point – imposed since v.6 of the ranking guide – lifted. This follows a survey undertaken by Greenpeace Indiain July 2008 which examined the take-back programmes in India of most of the ranked brands. The results revealed that Nokia has one of the best take-back programmes in India,even though there are still problems in the smaller cities. See: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/press/reports/take-back-bluesNokia scores very well on toxic chemical issues, launching new models free of PVC since the end of 2005 and aiming to have all new models free of brominated flame retardantsand antimony trioxide by the end of 2009.Nokia does quite well on e-waste issues with a comprehensive take-back programme that spans 85 countries providing almost 5000 collection points for end-of-life mobile phones.However, its recycling rate of 3-5% is very poor and more information is needed on how Nokia calculates these figures.Nokia’s energy score is boosted by sourcing 25% of its total energy needs from renewable sources in 2007 and a target to increase use of renewables to 50% by 2010. Nokia alsoscores top marks (doubled) for all its mobile phone chargers meeting Energy Star and exceeding the Energy Star requirements by 30-90%.