Guide to Greener Electronics - Lenovo, September 2009

Publication - September 30, 2009
Lenovo drops from 16th to 17th position with its score remaining on 2.5 points, encumbered by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminatePVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009. Lenovo’s new timeline for meeting this commitment of end of 2010 is to be droppedand there is no new timeline. No timeline means no commitment.On the toxic chemical criteria, although Lenovo has put on the market a monitor largely free of brominated flame retardants and PVC vinyl plastic, this one model (in two sizes) is insufficient to score a point. It is rewarded for committing to the phase out of beryllium (including alloys and compounds) and antimony and its compounds by2012, but phthalates are still only reportable substances.