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Greener electronics Nokia ranking

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Nokia leads the way on eliminating toxic chemicals. Since the end of 2005 all new models of mobiles are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and all new components will be free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from the start of 2007. Nokia loses...

Greener electronics Lenovo ranking

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Lenovo is in bottom position. Although Lenovo earns points for chemical management and providing some voluntary product take back programmes, it needs to do better on all criteria.See also the more recent report from December 2006.

Greener electronics Fujitsu-Siemens ranking

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Fujitsu-Siemens computers earn points for having some models free of the worst chemicals. But the company loses points for failing to disclose the chemicals it uses in its products and not committing to the complete elimination of polyvinyl...

Greener electronics Acer ranking

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Despite Acer's adoption of the precautionary principle, the company has yet to provide timelines for the elimination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). The company scores no points on product take back and...

Individual Producer Responsibility - Helping to solve the e-waste problem and to...

Publication | 15 August, 2007 at 2:00

A briefing on Individual Producer Responsibility.Individual or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is practiced when manufacturers take responsibility for the environmental and social impacts of their products throughout a product's entire...

Greener electronics Sony Ericsson ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 20 September, 2007 at 2:00

Sony Ericsson maintains its position near the top of the ranking, by stating strong support for the Precautionary Principle and Individual Producer Responsibility. The company has a timeline of 1st January 2008 for eliminating the use of BFRs in...

Greener electronics Fujitsu-Siemens ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:11

Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) rise to the 7th place, as a result of improving its definition of the precautionary principle and coverage of its takeback and recycling programme. Although FSC sells PCs which do not use BFRs, it has not yet set timelines...

Greener electronics Sony Ericsson ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:11

Sony Ericsson maintains its position near the top of the ranking, by stating strong support for the Precautionary Principle and Individual Producer Responsibility. The company has a timeline of 1st January 2008 for eliminating the use of BFRs in...

Greener electronics Panasonic ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:11

Panasonic has dropped to bottom position having been hovering near the bottom in the last three editions of the Guide. This fall is due in part to its competitors making improvements.Panasonic provides a large and growing list of products on the...

Greener electronics Nokia ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:11

Nokia remains in top position. The front-runner has already eliminated plastic PVC from new models of mobiles and is now eliminating Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) from the remaining applications mainly in new flexible circuits.Nokia gets top...

Greener electronics Lenovo ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:12

Lenovo shares joint third place, due to good chemical policies and commitments to eliminate all uses of PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Lenovo offers an extensive takeback and recycling service, but it has weaknesses, like the...

Greener electronics Dell ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 8:12

Dell’s strong position near the top of this scorecard is due to its strong definition of the precautionary principle, timelines for substituting toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and explicit support for...

Greener electronics LG Electronics ranking: Fifth Edition

Publication | 19 September, 2007 at 2:00

LGE has climbed from second to last position to 5th in this version of the Guide. This ascent is due in part to LGE having its penalty point lifted, which it received for operating corporate double standards on Individual Producer Responsibility...

Greener electronics Fujitsu-Siemens ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) moves down one place from 7th to 8th. Although FSC sells PCs which do not use BFRs, it has not yet set timelines for the phase out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and all brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products.

Greener electronics Sony Ericsson ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Sony Ericsson maintains its position near the top of the ranking, by stating strong support for Individual Producer Responsibility. The company has now set a timeline of 1st January 2008 for eliminating the use of BFRs in two remaining...

Greener electronics Panasonic ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Panasonic moved up from 13th to 12th due in large to providing a list of products on the market that are free of PVC. They include DVD players and recorders, home cinemas, video players and lighting equipment. Panasonic has now committed to...

Greener electronics Nokia ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Nokia has reclaimed its position at the top of the ranking. The front-runner has already eliminated PVC from new models of mobiles and is now eliminating BFRs from the remaining applications of BFRs – in new flexible circuits.Nokia gets top marks...

Greener electronics Lenovo ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Lenovo has dropped to joint second place, which still compares well with the bottom position it graced when the Guide was first launched in August 2006. Reasons for Lenovo’s rise up the ranking are improvements in its policy positions. Closer...

Greener electronics Dell ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Dell’s strong position near the top of this scorecard is due to its strong definition of the precautionary principle, timelines for substituting toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and explicit support for...

Greener electronics Samsung ranking: Fourth Edition

Publication | 27 June, 2007 at 8:00

Samsung remains in 5th place, with top marks on most chemicals criteria apart from the availability of products free of PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). The company has improved their information to consumers on what to do with their...

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