Greener Electronics Fujitsu Siemens Computers Ranking - 8th Edition

Publication - 25 June, 2008
Fujitsu Siemens Computers come in at 15th place with a score of 3.7 points, most of which are gained on the toxic chemical criteria. FSC sells a range of green-certified products, which use halogen-free flame retarded plastics and halogen-free circuit boards for mainboard and power supply, but there is no information on PVC-free components. FSC scores poorly on the e-waste criteria,, and even worse on energy issues. The company reports a recycling rate of 22.5% based on past sales, using a 7-year average lifespan of a computer, but the figure is only for Germany. FSC expects to achieve a recycling rate of 25% by 2010. On energy, the only criterion that FSC scores any points for, is for its political support for global mandatory cuts of greenhouse gas emissions of at least 50% by 2050 (from 1990 levels) and cuts by industrialized countries of at least 30% as a group by 2020.