Scores Decline in Greenpeace Rankings
Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics "ranks the 15 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change" on a 10-point scale. The organization makes its older editions available online, so we took the opportunity to see how companies have been trending. Many have seen their scores decline in the past year. We highlighted those companies most recently scoring 4.9 or better in green, those scoring 2.9 or below in red.
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Greenpeace notes that "…company scores are often lower due to new requirements to disclose information and performance metrics that a company may not have been providing publicly before, or in a way that does not allow comparison with the performance of other companies…Due to a limited product portfolio Microsoft and Nintendo have been removed from the Guide…Motorola and Fujitsu have been removed because of reductions in their global market share."
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