Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, June 2009

Publication - July 1, 2009
Motorola moves up to 6th position from 8th place, with an increased score of 5.5 points, which it gains by reporting that 15% of the energy it purchases is from renewable sources, with a goal is to increase this to 20% by 2010 and 30% by 2020. Motorola scores points on all the energy criteria, bar support for strict global and industrialised country cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. It scores maximum points on the energy efficiency of its products, reporting that from 1 November 2008, all newly designed Motorola mobile phone chargers meet and exceed by 67% the new Energy Star v.2.0 requirements for standby/no-load modes. Motorola also discloses greenhouse gas emissions, although it fails to publish its third party verification certificate of CO2 equivalent emissions, and commits to cuts of 6% in its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2010, compared with 2000.