Background - 26 April, 2010
Acer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based multinational computer technology and electronics corporation that manufactures desktop and laptop PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers, storage devices, displays, and peripherals. Acer provides e-business services for business, government, education, and home users.

Chart of Acer's score over time

In 2008, Acer published a report on their website on their commitment (from 2006) to phase out all toxic materials by 2009. They still have not followed through with their commitment to eliminated PVC and BFRs from their product line.

Download Acer’s original 2008 report on their commitment to eliminate toxics from their product line.

Acer Group has its headquarters in Xizhi, Taipei County. The company also owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan.

Acer was founded by Stan Shih (施振榮), his wife Carolyn Yeh, and a group of five others as Multitech in 1976, headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. It began with eleven employees and US$ 25,000 in capital. Initially, it was primarily a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies, but over time it emerged as a PC manufacturer. The company was renamed Acer in 1987. In 1993, Acer posted record profits of $75 million; 43 percent of that year's net was generated by the DRAM joint venture, considered "the most efficient in the DRAM industry" by some observers. From 1994 to 1995, Acer advanced from 14th to ninth among the world's largest computer manufacturers, surpassing Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Toshiba. Total sales grew to $3.2 billion in 1994, and net income increased to $205 million, as Acer America turned its first annual profit in the 1990s.

(From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)