When we last left off in September with Greenpeace and its quarterly guide to consumer electronics manufacturers and their product development practices known as its Guide to Greener Electronics, Nokia sat at the top of the heap as the company the environmental organization found to be most green friendly. Fast forward to today, with the release of the newest guide here at the Consumer Electronics Show, and one finds Nokia still sitting at the top of the green electronics heap.
Greenpeace said Nokia, which scored 7.3 out a possible 10, continues to remain “in first place with good scores on toxics use reduction, but loses points on energy.” Nintendo, meanwhile, stayed at the bottom of the green pool with a score of just 1.4. It was noted that Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, and LG picked up penalty points as well for “failing to follow through on a promised phase-out of toxic chemicals in their products” related to pledges to “remove toxic PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their product range by the end of 2009.”
The Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics rates a range of well known consumer electronics company on a number of criteria, including “policies and practice on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.” New to this guide is an additional consideration of companies moving beyond voicing they are green to being more active in the support of bans on “PVC, BFRs and chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) during the revision of the European Union‘s Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electronics Directive.”