Greener Electronics Motorola Ranking - 8th Edition

Publication - 25 June, 2008
Motorola is in joint 9th place with HP, scoring 4.3 points, which are spread evenly across all the issues. The company has launched 55 models of mobile phone whose circuit boards are free of BFRs. On waste issues, Motorola reports a global take-back rate of 3% of total handsets sold in 2005. Motorola scores relatively well on energy for disclosing greenhouse gas emissions, committing to cuts, reporting a 5.4% renewable energy use (as proportion of all electricity purchased) in 2007 and reporting on the energy efficiency of its products. Globally, all Motorola mobile phone chargers meet Energy Star Level 4 requirements since March 2007 – not since the standard came into effect in 2005. In the U.S, all Motorola's mobile phone chargers exceed ENERGY STAR Tier 2 requirements by more than 50 percent in sleep and standby/no-load modes – but what about chargers sold outside the US?