Greener Electronics Sony Ericsson Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication - September 16, 2008
Sony Ericsson drops to 4th position with a score of 5.3. It is the first company to score almost top marks on the chemicals criteria, missing this target by having unreasonably highthreshold limits for brominated flame retardants in products that are allegedly BFR-free. All SE products are already PVC-free. SE has already met the challenge of the new criterionon chemicals, by banning antimony, beryllium and phthalates from new models launched since January 2008.The company scores relatively well on energy criteria because all of its products meet and exceed the Energy Star standard. It is now reporting CO2 emissions from its ownmanufacturing and product transportation.Sony Ericsson falls down on e-waste issues scoring badly on all the criteria. It reports a pitiful recycling rate of 1%-13%.