Samsung has fallen from 5th to 8th place because it has made no new improvements while its competitors have. The company scores top marks on most chemicals criteria apart from the availability of products free of PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). The company has improved its information to consumers on what to do with its discarded products. Samsung loses points for providing voluntary product take back of its electronic waste only in a few countries and only for some product groups. Samsung has yet to report on its recycling rate as a percentage of past sales.