Published on July 3rd, 20090
PC manufacturers: a paler shade of green?
With bold marketing claims from IT suppliers boasting their commitment to environmental issues all the rage, Greenpeace has produced a report – the results of which may surprise you.
Greenpeace has urged IT suppliers to make further drastic improvements to help the industry lower its environmental impact. The environmental organisation’s latest report into the green credentials displayed by the likes of Dell, Apple and HP shows the industry continuing to improve in areas such as product recycling and the reducing the levels of toxic chemicals found in products. However, there is still much work to be done, particularly in areas such as using renewable energy and reducing manufacturing energy consumption and greenhouse gasses.
The scoring used by Greenpeace places Samsung, Toshiba and Panasonic as top of the list of environmentally aware PC manufacturers, citing improved product efficiency, continued reductions in overall emissions and toxic chemical phase outs as reasons for their high scores. Fujitsu, Lenovo and HP are the poorest performers.
Greenpeace hopes the reports will highlight the positive steps taken and put pressure on companies who have not been so quick to implement greener practices.
For a detailed breakdown of the scores, and the good and bad practices examined by Greenpeace, look here.