Greener Electronics Sony Ranking - 7th Edition

Publication - 17 March, 2008
Sony has dropped one place to 4th position. The company gets top marks for reporting the quantities of electronic waste it recycles.The company gets a good score for providing many examples of products that are partially free from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including models of the VAIO notebook, Walkman, camcorders and digital cameras. It has committed to phasing out PVC and BFRs in new models of its mobile products – from video cameras, to laptops, to digital cameras - by 2010, but Sony hasnot made this commitment for all its products. Sony’s take-back and recycling programme has good coverage, particularly in the US, and the company provides clear information to its customers on what to do with discarded products but the company fails to do this globally.

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