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  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics NOKIA Ranking = 7.5/10 Nokia stays in 1st place with a slightly increased score of 7.5, up from 7.3. It gains points for achieving its goal of phasing out brominated compounds, chlorinated flame retardants and antimony trioxide in all new models of products and for its CEO’s statement in support of 30% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in industrialised countries by 2020. However, despite Nokia’s support for further restrictions for chlorinated and brominated substances in legislation, it loses a point on its position on the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics) Directive, as it does not openly support restrictions on at least PVC vinyl plastic, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in the next 3-5 years i.e. in RoHS 2.0. Overall, Nokia does best on the toxic chemicals criteria, followed by energy, and does least well on e-waste issues. Nokia scores very well on toxic chemical issues; all its new models have been free of PVC since the end of 2005, and all new models of mobile phones and accessories launched in 2010 are on track to be free of these substances. Nokia scores maximum points for its comprehensive voluntary take-back programme, which spans 85 countries providing almost 5,000 collection points for end-of-life mobile phones. It also scores top marks for the information it provides to customers on what to do with their discarded products. However, its recycling rate of 3 to 5 percent is very poor; more information is needed on how Nokia calculates these figures; it also needs to start using recycled plastics beyond just for packaging. Nokia is one of the top scorers on the energy criteria. Nokia scores points for sourcing 25 percent of its total energy needs from renewable sources in 2007 and has a target to increase its use of renewable energy to 50 percent by 2010. Top marks (doubled) are given for product energy efficiency as all but one of its mobile phone chargers exceed the Energy Star requirements by between 30 and 90 percent. It also scores full marks for committing to reduce its own absolute CO2 emissions by a minimum of 10 percent in 2009 and 18 percent in 2010, from a baseline year of 2006. Nokia provides a third party verification certificate for its disclosed CO2 emissions. NOKIA Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • NOKIA Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Nokia’s definition of the Nokia has already phased out Nokia has eliminated remaining Nokia has banned the use of Nokia gets maximum points as precautionary principle supports some harmful chemicals and uses of PVC. See PVC elimination beryllium oxide since 2004 and it has achieved its goal to phase taking voluntary steps to eliminate identified future substances for case study. More information. it is working to restrict beryllium out brominated compounds, potential hazardous substances elimination. More information. Nokia states that all new mobile and its compounds in the near chlorinated flame retardants and despite lack of full scientific New version (2010) of Nokia’s phones and accessories to be future with the exemption of use antimony trioxide; since the end certainty. More information. substance list. launched during 2010 are on as gold dopant. The intentional of 2009, 25 new Nokia products Nokia states that it supports track to become fully free of addition of 8 types of phthalates are free from these substances; a methodology for further bromine, chlorine and antimony is also banned in new products. all new models of mobile phones restrictions in RoHS, where trioxide. More information here More information. and accessories launched in restriction criteria are based on and here. All products from 2010 will 2010 are on track to be free of potential risk in the full product be free of antimony trioxide. these substances. life cycle. Nokia loses a point However, there is no target More information. as although it supports further to phase out other antimony Eco-declarations provided for restrictions for chlorinated and compounds. all Nokia products. brominated substances it does More information. All new models of mobile not openly support restrictions on phones are free of PVC, at least PVC, CFRs and BFRs in brominated and chlorinated the next 3-5 years in RoHS 2.0. compounds and antimony trioxide. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Nokia supports and lobbies for Take-back is offered in 85 The information provided is very Nokia states that it gets back just Nokia is still actively researching IPR. To regain top marks, Nokia countries, including in Africa and good, with addresses, phone 3 percent of redundant phones. the use of recycled plastics, will need to explore options for Latin America, with almost 5000 numbers and directions to Nokia But it is unclear if this is as a which are currently used only in operationalising IPR. It also needs Nokia collection points globally. Care Centres and updates about percentage of all Nokia sales, or packaging. It’s about time Nokia to continue to lobby for IPR, More information here and the development of new take- all brands of mobiles returned started using recycled plastics inter alia to ensure the revised here. Although Nokia has a back programmes, most recently – and over which period and in its mobile phones, as its WEEE legislation sets clearer programme in Argentina this isn’t those launched in 10 Middle geography. More information. competitors are doing. requirements (enforcement listed on its global website. Eastern countries and 11 African Nokia reports on its collection and More information. criteria) for the implementation of More information. countries. More information. recycling achievements in China, IPR by enforcing: differentiated Take-back points. Finland, North America, Chile & financing for own-brand real Peru and Malaysia. end-of-life costs (e.g. no longer More information. collective financing such as market share but individual financing such as return share) for WEEE and preventing the indefinite use of the Visible Fee. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Nokia has signed the Bali Nokia reports on 2008 energy Nokia is committed to reducing In 2008, Nokia satisfied 25% All Nokia’s new models of Communiqué and its CEO states consumption, as well as CO2 emissions by a minimum of of its electricity demand with chargers meet or exceed the that ‘By working together even direct (231,000 tonnes of CO2 10% in 2009 and 18% in 2010, renewables by buying renewable EPA’s Energy Star requirements. the goal of achieving 30% cuts in emissions) and indirect CO2 from a baseline year of 2006. electricity certificates in Finland All except one of the currently CO2 emissions from 1990 levels emissions. More details are Nokia is to ensure that its key (RES-E Guarantee of Origin) and available chargers exceed the in industrialized countries by needed on what comprises these suppliers set energy efficiency Americas (Green-e wind). With its requirements in no load mode by 2020 is possible’. For full marks, indirect emissions. and CO2 emission reduction purchase of 30,000 wind RECs between 30 and 90%. Nokia needs to call for global GHG More information here and targets. More information. in the USA, Nokia joined the US More information. emissions to peak by 2015. here. Details of the various measures EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Nokia has published a and targets that Nokia is taking Nokia’s target for renewable verification statement. are given. More information. electricity is to increase its Nokia provides a life cycle use to cover 50% of its total analysis of a typical Nokia needs in 2010. See p.49 here. device. Although Nokia provides details of the various renewable energy certificates that it purchases, it remains on two points because it fails to address concerns about additionality and to provide more information about the EU RECs it is buying. More information here and here.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics SONY ERICSSON Ranking = 6.9/10 Sony Ericsson remains in 2nd place, with the same score of 6.9. It is the best performer on the toxic chemicals criteria of all the ranked brands, being the first to score full marks on all chemicals criteria. It also does well on energy. All Sony Ericsson products are already free from PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), with the exception of a few components that are still being phased out. Sony Ericsson has already met the challenge of the new criterion on chemicals by banning antimony, beryllium and phthalates from new models launched since January 2008. Moreover, Sony Ericsson is one of only two companies so far (the other is Acer) that is proactively lobbying in the EU for the revision of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics) Directive to adopt a 3 to 5 year timeline for further restrictions on organo-chlorine and bromine substances. It is weakest on waste and recycling issues, scoring nothing on use of recycled plastic. It earns a point for reporting that, in 2008, around 5 percent of its mobile phones (based on sales volume) had been collected and recycled through European recycling schemes; figures are also given for programmes in the US, Australia and Canada. Sony Ericsson scores points on its information to consumers about its take-back programme. For more points on e-waste, it needs to continue to increase its lobbying for Individual Producer Responsibility, extend its take-back and recycling programmes, and use recycled plastic across all its products – not just a few models. On energy, Sony Ericsson scores points for committing to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its internal activities by 20 percent by 2015 (2008 baseline) and reports that 40 percent of its electricity use globally comes from renewable sources, although it needs to address concerns about the additionality of its renewable energy purchases by providing more information about its RECs (Renewable Energy Credits), details of hydro and other renewable energy (RE) sourced and clarify if this is in addition to RE sourced via the Swedish grid. Sony Ericsson has signed the Copenhagen Communiqué, which calls for global emissions to peak and begin to decline rapidly within the next decade; this scenario will require a reduction of 50-85 percent by 2050. It also states that developed countries need to take on immediate and deep emission reduction commitments that are much higher than the global average, but provides no concrete numbers. All of its products meet and exceed the Energy Star standard. It reports CO2 emissions from its own manufacturing and product transportation, but fails to have these emissions verified by a third party. SONY ERICSSON Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • SONY ERICSSON Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) Sony Ericsson supports the Sony Ericsson is ahead of many Since 2007 all SE products have All new SE products are now SE scores maximum points Precautionary Principle as defined companies by already eliminating been PVC free and in 2009 all beryllium free and phthalate (doubled) on this criterion. by the Rio Declaration and is substances from its new products charger cables except one legacy free. Antimony is also banned All SE products are PVC-free, implementing it. It also states that that others have only identified for charger, became completely free apart from two minor remaining with the exception of cables in it supports the inclusion of BFRs future action. More information. of PVC. All models placed on the applications where antimony is early models of chargers. Since and PVC in the revision of the RoHS SE’s pdf List of Banned & market after 1 January 2008 used; alternatives have been January 2008, all new SE models Directive, together with a relevant Restricted Substances. are BFR free in circuit boards, developed for moisture protection are BFR-free with the exception of exemption process as well as an casings and cables, older models and antimony is being phased a few components whose phase improved methodology for further may still contain BFRs in circuit out, but the use of antimony in out is on-going. At present, new substance restrictions. More boards and substrates. varistors has been exempted Sony Ericsson products are 99.9% information. Evidence of Sony More information. from the phase out plan until free from all halogenated flame Ericsson’s position and lobbying Banned & Restricted replacement materials have been retardant. More information. on RoHS 2.0. More information Substances. identified. More information. Environmental product here and here. SE stated at a See also p. 7-8 Sustainability There are also a few exemptions declarations for phones and Chemsec conference held at Report. for products placed on the market mobile broadband devices. the EU Parliament, attended by before 1 January 2008. Greenpeace, that it supports a 3-5 More information. year timeline for further restrictions on organo-chlorine and bromine substances. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Sony Ericsson has launched an Sony Ericsson has initiated its Sony Ericsson intends to provide Sony Ericsson estimates that in Sony Ericsson’s new ‘GreenHeart’ individual product ’environmental new ‘environmental warranty’ information to customers in all 2008 around 5% of SE phones pioneer phones use a minimum warranty’ as part of its commitment programme that includes take- the countries in which it operates. (based on sales volume) have been of 50% recycled plastics. The to Individual Producer Responsibility, back and recycling in Taiwan, More information. collected and recycled through MH300 Green Heart ™ headset by which it commits to recycle its China, Thailand, Singapore, Sony Ericsson provides links from European recycling schemes. includes 100% recycled plastics products in an environmentally Malaysia, Philippines, New its ‘support’ page to customers This figure is estimated based in most plastic parts. sound way when any SE product is Zealand, India, Australia, Israel, in Taiwan, China, Thailand, on the quantities of categories More information. taken to any designated collection USA and Canada. Sony Ericsson Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and products recorded by some Also p.13 2008 Sustainability point globally, regardless of intended to complete this rollout by New Zealand, India, Australia, European countries. Figures are Report. where the product was originally 2009 in all the countries in which Israel, USA, Canada and Europe. also given for programmes in the Sony Ericsson is looking to use purchased. More information. it operates, however, customers Customers in other countries are US, Australia and Canada, but it post consumer recycled plastics Also p.14 of 2008 Sustainability in Central and South America, informed that SE take-back is is not clear whether the figures further in its products. To score Report. SE also states that it Africa and the Middle East, as well coming soon. More information. given represent Sony Ericsson points, SE needs to use recycled supports legislation and participates as Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and phones or overall totals. Hundreds plastics across all its products in the process of putting legislation several South East Asian countries of thousands of obsolete mobile and report the amount of recycled in place. For full marks, SE needs are informed that take-back is phones have been collected since plastic sourced as a % of all to clarify that this means supporting ‘coming soon’. More information the start of SE’s own service plastics used. More information. differentiated/ individualised and here. operations. More information. financing for own-brand real end- of-life costs (e.g. no longer collective financing) for WEEE, and provide details of operationalisation of IPR. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Sony Ericsson signed up in Sony Ericsson reports its total Sony Ericsson has absolute From 2008 all Sony Ericsson All new models after 2005 meet support of the Bali Communiqué, GHG emissions reduced from targets to reduce its total GHG sites in Sweden purchase the requirements of Energy Star, the Poznań Communiqué and 64,426,057 kg CO2 equivalents in emissions. By 2015 it aims to: renewable energy (wind, solar and “…67% are better than the most recently the Copenhagen 2007 to 57,390,998 kg in 2008; - reduce emissions from the full and hydro), making up about EU CoC power requirements. The Communiqué, which calls for global a large part of this reduction is due life cycle of its products by 15%; 40% of the total electricity used standby power is not more than emissions to peak and begin to to a drop in business travel. For - reduce emissions from its at all Sony Ericsson sites. To 0.1 W for all new charger models decline rapidly within the next more points Sony Ericsson needs internal activities by 20%. Both regain top marks SE needs to after 2005.” More information. decade; this scenario will require to provide evidence of external targets are based on 2008 levels. address concerns about the Also p.10 2008 Sustainability a reduction of 50-85% by 2050. It verification. More information. additionality of its renewable Report . also states that developed countries More information. During 2007-2008 Sony energy purchases by providing need to take on immediate See p.11-13 & 18 of Ericsson’s CO2 emissions more information about its RECs, and deep emission reduction Sustainability Report. dropped by 11% in absolute details of hydro and other RE commitments that are much terms. See p.3 and p 12 of sourced and clarify if this is in higher than the global average, but 2008 Sustainability Report. addition to RE sourced via the provides no concrete numbers. More information. Swedish grid. More information. More information here and here.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics PHILIPS Ranking = 5.1/10 Philips moves up to 3 place from 4 with a reduced score of 5.1, as a result of other companies moving down the ranking. rd th Philips scores well on toxic chemical issues; it has committed to eliminating PVC vinyl plastic and all brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its new product models by the end of 2010, and six types of phthalates and antimony by 31 December 2010. Beryllium and its compounds are already restricted; arsenic has been eliminated from TV glass and other display products from 2008. Philips has had TVs with PVC/BFR-free housings on the market (EU market only so far) for nearly 2 years, with little progress during this time, other than adding PVC/BFR-free Senseo and oral healthcare products and a PVC-free remote control, but these are insufficient to score one point (doubled). It also fails to support the need for the RoHS 2.0 Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics, currently being revised) to adopt an end-of-life focussed methodology for adding new substances and an immediate ban on organo-chlorine and bromine compounds. Philips is weakest on e-waste and recycling, scoring zero on use of recycled plastic and for no longer reporting on recycling rates based on past sales. It also scores no points for voluntary take-back and recycling as it has failed to expand its take-back programme beyond India and the pilots in Brazil and Argentina. Philips now supports Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR), is engaging in a European NGO and industry coalition in support of IPR, and is committed to actively working towards developing IPR-based recycling systems and their supporting financial mechanisms. Philips is one of the top scorers on energy, and earns full marks for supporting the levels of cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions needed to abate dangerous climate change and for committing to absolute cuts in its operational carbon footprint of 25 percent by 2012 (using a baseline year of 2007). Its overall CO2 emissions dropped 10% in 2009 compared to 2008, with emissions from manufacturing decreasing by 6%. It also scores points for disclosing carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from its own operations, for sourcing 15 percent of all electricity used in 2009 from renewables and for reporting to the latest Energy Star standard. All TVs sold in the US and 90 percent of European models meet Energy Star v.3. PHILIPS Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • PHILIPS Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) BAD (0) Philips’ definition of the Philips scores top marks for Philips had a goal to have certain Six types of phthalates and Philips has put on the market TVs Precautionary Principle identifies providing Product and Process models of consumer products antimony will be eliminated by with PVC/BFR-free housings (EU the need to take preventative Specs, criteria for identifying free of PVC and BFRs by the December 31 2010. Arsenic has market only so far), PBV/BFR- measures without full scientific ‘future substances’ for elimination end of 2008 and aims to phase been eliminated from TV glass free Senseo and oral healthcare certainty. More information. and examples, namely ‘reported’ out PVC and all BFRs in all new and other displays from 2008. products and a PVC-free remote However, Philips states no substances. More information. models by the end of 2010. More information. control. More information. support for the need for RoHS 2.0 Restricted substances in Philips has eliminated BFRs Beryllium and its compounds are to adopt a ban on organo-chlorine Products list. and PVC in TV housings for the already restricted with a threshold and bromine substances (at least Restricted substances in EU market, in Senseo and oral of 1000 ppm, but include PVC, CFRs and BFRs within 3 – 5 Processes list. healthcare products. exemptions. More information. years), as well as an end-of-life Criteria for identifying ‘future’ More information. Philips needs to provide a timeline focused methodology for adding substances for phase out. for overcoming the exemptions on future substance restrictions. List of “relevant” substances. beryllium and to clarify why other Philips statement on RoHS types of phthalates (beyond the Recast. More information. six specified) are not scheduled for elimination. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) Philips supports the principle of It is Philips’ intention to help Philips provides general advice to Philips aims to double the Philips introduced a vacuum Individual Producer Responsibility establish global collection and customers on recycling, contacts collection and recycling of its cleaner which is made with (IPR) at least as far as differentiation recycling systems. for recyclers in most of the EU end-of-life products by 2015. 50% post industrial plastics and is concerned but not as far as More information. (excluding some New Member More information. 25% bio based plastic; the use provisions that avoid the costs Philips has a voluntary take-back States), and a search tool to Philips reports that in 2008 of post consumer plastics is not falling on others. Philips has signed programme in India encompassing locate recyclers courtesy of the the total amount of WEEE mentioned. Philips aims to double the IPR coalition statement and has 8 cities with 27 service centres. Consumer Electronics Association recycled waste in EU countries the amount of recycled materials pledged to actively work towards More information. in the US. was 69,818 tons. It no longer used in Philips products by 2015, developing IPR based recycling Pilot projects have started in More information here and provides details of its recycling however, this is for all materials, systems and their supporting Brazil and Argentina, otherwise, here. rate as a % of past sales. not only plastics. In addition, financial mechanisms. there is no voluntary take-back Good information for More information. as Philips does not report on its More information. For full marks offered by Philips, although in the customers in India. existing use of recycled plastic on IPR Philips needs to document US Philips lists local recyclers for it’s not clear what this target its operationalising of IPR and customers to contact. represents. More information. continue to lobby for IPR, inter More information. alia by ensuring that the revised To regain the lost point, Philips WEEE legislation sets clearer needs to institutionalise the pilot requirements (enforcement criteria) projects and expand its take-back for the implementation of IPR. programme to other countries. It also needs to reject Art 14.2. (continued use of the Visible Fee) of the EC proposal for a revised WEEE Directive. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Philips believes that global Philips discloses its CO2 equivalent Philips is committed to reducing In 2008, Philips doubled its All TVs sold in the US and 90% emissions should peak in 2015 emissions to be 1,920 kt in 2009 its operational carbon footprint by purchase of green electricity from of European models meet Energy and decline thereafter to achieve in its Annual 2009 Report. Some 25% by 2012, using 2007 as a 7% in 2007 to 15% currently. Star v.3. In 2008 all Philips TV a 50-80% cut in 2050. It supports of these emissions are from supply baseline. Overall CO2 emissions By 2012, the number of sites models exceeded the requirement mandatory cuts in domestic chain inbound logistics. However, dropped 10% in 2009 compared that use green electricity should for standby power consumption by emissions in industrialised Philips loses a point as its verification to 2008, with emissions from be raised to the level needed to at least 70%. More information. countries of at least 30% by 2020. is for its Sustainability performance manufacturing decreasing by 6%. achieve the 25% carbon footprint 10% of Philips current battery More information. as a whole and only provides limited More information. reduction target by 2012. For charger models fulfil the Energy assurance; it does not provide See Annual Report for maximum points Philips needs Star v.2 requirements. These external verification using the baseline year (see ‘Improving to increase its purchasing of models exceed the technical methodology for GHG emissions our Footprint’). renewable energy. Philips has Energy Star requirements by according to the GHG protocol. asked its suppliers to introduce 5-15%. Philips could also score more points procedures to avoid double More information. by reporting emissions from a counting of renewable energy second stage of the product supply certificates. More information. chain (scope 3). More information. Data definitions and scope. KPMG verification.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics MOTOROLA Ranking = 5.1/10 Motorola rises from 7 place to 4 , with the same score of 5.1, as a result of other companies dropping down the ranking. th th Motorola scores relatively well on the chemicals criteria and has a goal to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), though only in mobile devices and not all its products introduced after 2010, despite the fact that Sony Ericsson and Nokia are already there. All of its mobile phones are now PVC-free and it has one PVC and BFR-free mobile phone, the A45 ECO and a couple of models of chargers; for more points Motorola needs to complete the phase out of BFRs in mobile phones and start working on the phase out of PVC and BFRs in its other products. It also fails to support the need for RoHS 2.0 (EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics, currently being revised) to adopt an end-of-life focussed methodology for adding new substances and an immediate ban on organo-chlorine and bromine compounds. Motorola needs to clarify its stance regarding the position of the trade federation TechAmerica on further restrictions and in particular PVC, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and (BFRs) within 3-5 years. Motorola scores fewer points on waste issues, with weak support for the principle of Individual Producer Responsibility for e-waste and no reporting on use of recycled plastic. Motorola scores well for its take-back and recycling service in 72 countries, representing over 90 percent of global mobile phone unit sales, and for providing good information to its individual customers. It reports a global take-back rate of 3 percent of total handsets sold in 2005 but it needs to explain how its EU figures are calculated. The company does relatively well on the energy criteria, scoring points on all the criteria with the exception of support for strict global and industrialised country cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Its reporting of its GHG emissions has external verification, and it gets maximum points on the energy efficiency of its products, reporting that from 1 November 2008, all newly designed Motorola mobile phone chargers meet and exceed by 67 percent the new Energy Star v.2.0 requirements for standby/ no-load modes. It reports that 15 percent of the energy it purchases is from renewable sources, but it includes 5 percent of renewable energy available by default in the power grid in 2009 in this figure. It has a goal to increase the proportion of renewables used, to 20 percent by 2010 and 30 percent by 2020 and commits to absolute cuts of 6 percent in its GHG emissions by 2010, compared with 2000. Note: Motorola has updated some of the information on its website since this assessment was done. MOTOROLA Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • MOTOROLA Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Motorola has a definition of the Motorola provides a list of banned Motorola has set a goal to Motorola has set a goal to All mobile phones launched since precautionary principle that and reportable substances in its eliminate PVC and BFRs in all eliminate phthalates in all new 1 January 2009 are now PVC-free. identifies the preventive measures Global Common Specification No. new designs of mobile products designs of mobile phones only, In addition the majority of phones to be taken to eliminate the use 12G02897W18 (updated 15 May only, (not all products) introduced introduced after 2010, with such have rigid printed wiring boards of hazardous substances even 2008) More information. after 2010, with such products products available in 2010. that are BFR-free. In 2009 Motorola when scientific evidence is limited As a pdf. available in 2010. More information. launched its first PVC and BFR free or conflicting. However, Motorola More information. Antimony and compounds and mobile phone, the A45 ECO and makes no mention of the need Beryllium and compounds are chargers. For more points Motorola for RoHS 2.0 to adopt a ban on listed as reportable in Motorola’s needs to complete the phase out organo- chlorine and bromine list of banned and reportable of BFRs in mobile phones. It also compounds (at least PVC, CFRs, substances. More information. needs to start working on the phase and BFRs within 3-5 years), as out of PVC and BFRs in its other well as an end-of-life focused products, including home network methodology for adding future equipment (e.g. set top boxes, substance restrictions. wireless routers). More information. Motorola More information. also needs to clarify its stance in Product Eco Facts for the MOTO relation to the position of the trade W233 Renew are here. federation TechAmerica on further restrictions and in particular PVC, CFRs and BFRs within 3-5 years. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Motorola supports Individual Motorola offers recycling services Information is provided to Motorola’s global take-back rate Motorola is increasing the Producer Responsibility, but in 72 countries, representing over individual customers in the for 2008 was an estimated 2.5% proportion of recycled materials there is no reference to the need 90% of global mobile phone unit countries where Motorola offers of mobile phones sold in 2006 used in its products, although no for brand differentiation and no sales. Motorola also operates voluntary programmes. However, (compared to 3% in 2007); it did quantities are given. evidence of active lobbying for take-back services for network information for customers in not achieve its goal to increase the More information. IPR. Motorola needs to clarify equipment, on request. In the US countries such as Singapore collection of e-waste by 5%. 25% of the housing of the MOTO that its support of IPR means it is now taking back modems, could be improved. For some Although Motorola provides the W233 Renew is made using it supports differentiated/ routers and cordless phones. countries, e.g. Nigeria, South source of data for calculation, there plastics comprised of recycled individualised financing for More information here Africa, Motorola provides only is no explanation of how EU figures water bottles. own-brand real end-of-life costs and here. one to three drop off locations, were calculated. To increase its More information. (e.g. no longer collective financing Motorola has established a with no telephone or email score Motorola has to provide EU such as market share but instead take-back programme for US information. Motorola also takes figures from own brand sampling more real and individualised business customers for radios, back network equipment if of return rate, undertaken in at financing such as return share) mobile computers, barcode requested by customers. least one Northern EU country, for new WEEE. scanners, imagers, in-vehicle More information. one Southern EU country and one More information. mobile workstations, accessories, Motorola’s take-back programme new Member State country – and network infrastructure equipment for modems and routers, which provide indications of how it intends and computers, laptops and also links to cordless phones. to expand this sampling in the monitors. More information. More information. future. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Motorola supports global Motorola calculates that in 2008, As a founding member of the Currently about 15 percent of From 1 November 2008, 100% of mandatory greenhouse gas its carbon footprint (scope 1 and Chicago Climate Exchange Motorola’s electricity is purchased newly designed Motorola mobile emission reductions by at 2 emissions from the Greenhouse (CCX), a voluntary emissions- from renewable sources, with a phone chargers meet the new ES2 least 50 percent below 1990 Gas Protocol) totalled 531,661 reduction program, Motorola goal to increase this to 20% by requirements and exceed by 67% levels by 2050. Motorola needs tonnes CO2 equivalent, compared has committed to a 6 percent 2010 and 30% by 2020. Currently, the requirements for standby/no- commitments to short term to 671,791 tonnes in 2005. But reduction in its absolute 20% of its U.S. electricity is from load modes. All of Motorola’s newly targets: to call for global GHG there is no data about product greenhouse gas emissions by renewable sources; renewable designed chargers meet the new emissions to peak by 2015 and supply chain emissions. 2010, compared with 2000. energy certificates are purchased EU CoC target of 0.25 watts for for industrialised countries as a More information. More information. from NativeEnergy. Its 15% figure standby power. group to accept mandatory cuts Motorola’s 2007 emissions are includes 5% RE from the power More information. of at least 30% by 2020. reported annually, audited and grid, with about 10% from voluntary More information. verified by the Financial Industry purchases, including renewable Regulatory Authority, through the energy certificates from wind Chicago Climate Exchange. power in the US and hydro power in More information. Germany. More information. Information on fuel cell base stations, wind and solar powered base stations.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics APPLE Ranking = 4.9/10 Apple remains in 5th place, with a slightly reduced score of 4.9, down from 5.1 points in version 14. It loses a point for lack of transparency in its reporting on its use of renewable energy. Apple does best on the toxic chemicals criteria, where it scores most of its points. All Apple products are now free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), with the exception of PVC-free power cords in countries where their safety certification process is still ongoing. For this Apple continues to score full marks (doubled). Apple scores points for its chemicals policy informed by the precautionary principle and for lobbying the EU institutions for a ban on PVC, chlorinated flame retardants and BFRs during the current revision of the EU’s RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics), but for full marks it needs to provide a public position on its support for immediate restrictions in RoHS 2.0 on organo- chlorine and bromine compounds. It also needs to clarify its stance regarding the position of the trade federation TechAmerica on further immediate restrictions and in particular PVC and BFRs. Apple scores only one point on information about its management of chemicals and its supply chain communications; this criterion evaluates disclosure of information flow in the supply chain. Apple also continues to score poorly for the minimal information it provides about its future toxic chemical phase-out plans. It scores substantially less on the e-waste criteria than on toxic chemicals. Apple has improved coverage of its take-back programme with take-back and recycling services now extended to the Asia-Pacific region, including India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Korea and Australia. It reports a 2008 recycling rate (as a percentage of sales seven years ago) of 41.9 percent, up from 38 percent in 2007 and 18 percent in 2006; however, it needs to provide details on how this is calculated. Apple has set a goal of achieving a 50 percent recycling rate by 2010. On the energy criteria, Apple discloses full product lifecycle emissions, including supply chain and reports on the amount of CO2-equivalent emissions saved through use of renewable energy (RE) in 2008. However, Apple loses a point as this provides no indication of the amount of RE used as a portion of Apple’s electricity use, which depends on the fossil fuel source displaced by this RE use. Apple scores a point for reporting that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were reduced by 3 percent year over year from 2006 to 2007. Despite having left the US Chamber of Commerce over differences in climate policy, it is disappointing that Apple has yet to make a statement on the need for mandatory reduction of GHG emissions. Its score on the energy efficiency of its products would improve if it provided data on what proportion of its products exceeds the latest Energy Star standards and by how much. APPLE Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • APPLE Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) BAD (0) GOOD (3+) Apple refers to its ‘precautionary Apple provides examples of Apple planned to completely Apple is banning DEHP and other iMac and MacBook now ship approach’ to substances. Its substances that it has eliminated eliminate the use of PVC and phthalates from all new product with PVC-free power cords in the progress in eliminating hazardous e.g. arsenic in LCDs and mercury brominated flame retardants designs (although the other types U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, substances seems to be guided by moving to LEDs. It plans to in its products by the end of of phthalates are not specified). El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, by three important elements of have all products free of elemental 2008. Currently nearly all Apple Arsenic in glass and mercury in Peru, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin this principle: preventive action, bromine and chlorine – not just desktops and notebooks ship backlighting are in the process Islands, and Venezuela. All Apple voluntary elimination and proactive PVC and BFRs but there is even with PVC-free and DEHP-free of being eliminated. However, no products are now free of BFRs search for safer substitutes. More less information about Apple’s internal cables and Apple has timeline for completing phase-out and PVC with the exception of information. Evidence of communications with its suppliers begun shipping computers with of the above substances is given. power cords which are undergoing lobbying on RoHS 2.0. To score on its updated pages than before PVC-free AC power cables that Antimony is not mentioned and certification in regions outside of full marks, Apple needs to provide the website was updated. C2 are also free of phthalates. Beryllium is no longer referred to. those mentioned above. Apple a public position on its support for evaluates disclosure of information Apple plans to eliminate all More information. scores full marks on this criterion as immediate restrictions in RoHS 2.0 flow in the supply chain. forms of chlorine and bromine, there is no intentional use of these on at least PVC, BFRs and CFRs More information. not just those in PVC and flame substances. More information. (within 3-5 years), as well as an Apple refers to its Regulated retardants. Mercury and Arsenic have also end-of-life focused methodology Substances Specification More information here and been eliminated from MacBook Pro for adding future substance which details a broad range of here. notebooks. More information. restrictions. It also needs to clarify substances that are restricted or See Environmental reports and its stance regarding the position of banned, yet still fails to disclose specs for desktops, notebooks, the trade federation TechAmerica its Substance Specification 069- cinema display, server, iPhone on further restrictions of hazardous 0135. and iPod. substances. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) Apple no longer refers to its Apple now operates or participates Information is provided to Apple recycled 30.5 million No information on overall amount “individually responsible approach” in recycling programs in countries individual customers on how pounds of electronic waste and of recycled plastic used but some to recycling its own take-back where more than 95 percent of to recycle e-waste in the US, reports a recycling rate of over examples of applications e.g. in initiatives and participates in its products are sold. Apple has Canada, Europe, Japan and Asia 41.9% in 2008, as a percentage cover for iPhone. national collective take-back recently added India, China, Hong Pacific; however, no information of sales 7 years ago. This has e.g. Agent 18 Ecoshield for programmes. To score points, Apple Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New is available to customers in ‘New surpassed its 2009 and 2010 iPhone 3G is made of recycled needs to explicitly support and Zealand, Korea and Australia to its Europe’. More information. goals and Apple has now set a post-consumer plastic bottles. demonstrate an understanding of voluntary take-back programmes US & Canada. new goal of achieving a 50% More information. IPR, for example clarifying that this that accept all Apple branded Europe. recycling rate by 2010. means differentiated/ individualised e-waste. Japan. More information. financing for own-brand real More information. Asia Pacific. end-of-life costs (e.g. no longer Free recycling for iPods & collective financing such as market mobile phones of all brands (US share but instead more real and only). New free recycling of old individualised financing such as monitors and PCs of any brand return share) for WEEE, and refer from Apple stores & online sales to the eco-design benefits of IPR. (US only). More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Despite having left the US Apple reports on the metric Apple seeks to minimise GHG Apple does not provide data on Apple states that its entire desktop Chamber of Commerce over tons of GHG emissions emissions by setting stringent renewable energy sourced globally and notebook product lines meet differences in climate policy, it is for manufacturing (38%), design-related goals for material as a proportion of total electricity the strict requirements set by disappointing that Apple has yet transportation (5%), product and energy efficiency per model use. It reports that 8.3 million kgs Energy Star, and met the ES to make a statement on the need use (53%), recycling (1%) and of product. However, there are (8,300 tonnes) of CO2 emissions version 5 standard before its July for mandatory reduction of GHG facilities (3%). For full marks no details of these goals. were saved through renewable 09 effective date. emissions. Apple needs to supply external More information. energy in 2008 (out of 275,718 More information. verification. More information. Apple scores one point as its metric tons of GHG emitted from All Apple iPod and iPhone power Apple has estimated the life emissions were reduced by 3 facilities). The amount of RE used adapters also exceed Energy Star cycle GHG emissions, including percent year over year from as a portion of the electricity use efficiency requirements. a breakdown of their source, for 2007 to 2008, but it is not clear by Apple depends on the fossil fuel More information. individual models of products in if this reduction was absolute or source these renewables displaced. See Product Environment Product Environmental Reports. relative (per employee). More Apple fails to score any points as it Reports for details on Energy Star More information here and information. needs to disclose information on its 5.0 compliance. here. renewable energy in a transparent and comparable way. More information here and here.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics PANASONIC Ranking = 4.9/10 Panasonic moves up to 6 place from 10 with the same score. Its climb up the ranking is due to the drop in scores of other companies, rather than in improvements in its own th th performance. It scores best on the energy criteria and is weakest on those relating to e-waste and recycling. Panasonic’s score on use of toxic chemicals is boosted by many models of PVC-free products on the market, including DVD players and recorders, home cinemas, video players and lighting equipment. Panasonic gives two examples of products free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) – fluorescent ceiling lamps and a kitchen lamp. Despite putting these PVC-free and BFR-free products on the market, Panasonic has yet to commit to fully eliminating all PVC and BFRs across its whole product portfolio. It also fails to show support for improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics); specifically, a methodology for further restrictions of hazardous substances, and an immediate ban on BFRs, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC vinyl plastic. The company scores poorly on all the e-waste criteria. Voluntary take-back does not so far cover all of Panasonic’s product groups but it has a voluntary take-back programme for TVs and consumer electronics in the USA, which is now nationwide. It continues to make slow progress in extending its take-back services to other products and other countries, especially non-OECD. On energy, Panasonic scores top marks for reporting to the latest Energy Star energy efficiency standards for external power supplies and TVs. All new models of TVs meet the latest Energy Star requirement, with all of them exceeding the standby mode requirement by 70 percent or more. It also scores points for supporting cuts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of up to 30 percent by 2020 and peaking by 2020 (not the required 2015); committing to absolute reduction in emissions and disclosing GHG emissions from its own operations which are verified by a third party. PANASONIC Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • PANASONIC Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Panasonic refers to the need Pansonic’s web pages on Panasonic plans to eliminate the Panasonic states that its All mobile phones (sold in to assess potentially hazardous chemicals management contain a use of PVC in notebooks by the end commitment to eliminating PVC Japan only) have been PVC-free substances with a view to lot of detailed information. of 2011 globally. It has committed will reduce or eliminate the use (excluding internal wiring in a discontinuing them despite Summary explanation on to eliminating PVC in internal of phthalates, used primarily as charger) from FY2005 models scientific uncertainty. However, management of chemical wiring of all products for the softeners in PVC. Likewise, use of onwards. Since April 2007, Panasonic makes no mention of substances here. Japanese market by end of March antimony trioxide will be reduced Panasonic has been selling the need for RoHS 2.0 to adopt More information. 2009 and globally by the end of as BFRs are eliminated. No PVC-free notebook computers a ban on organo- chlorine and Chemical Substances March 2011. No timelines yet for timelines are given. (excluding separate AC cord), in bromine compounds (at least Management Rank Guidelines substitution of products other than More information. Japan only. More information. PVC, CFRs, and BFRs within 3-5 Ver.7 (for Products) PCs and mobile phones. More Beryllium is a Managed Substance There are many examples of PVC- years), as well as an end-of-life information. All new models of whose use (above 1000 ppm) free models including cameras, focused methodology for adding mobile phones and computers needs to be monitored. However, DVD recorders, healthcare future substance restrictions. should be free of BFRs by 2011, no time line for total elimination. products and LCD projectors. More information. but there is no commitment to More information. Panasonic has launched a PVC eliminate BFRs from Panasonic’s There is no reference to or plan to free digital still camera for the whole product portfolio. More phase out the use of beryllium and 2010 Winter Olympics. Panasonic information.In Japan (FY2009) compounds. gives two examples of products Panasonic replaced 40 tons of PVC free of BFRs – fluorescent ceiling internal wiring and 344 tons of PVC lamps and a kitchen lamp - & power and connection cords with are manufacturing halogen-free alternative materials. The amount printed wiring boards for certain of BFR used in a mobile phone has applications and markets. reduced from 170 mg in 2007 to More information. 70 mg in 2009. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Panasonic supports Individual Voluntary take-back programmes Information to customers is Panasonic provides data on home Panasonic states that in fiscal Producer Responsibility as the are not worldwide and do not available in European countries appliances and PCs recycled in 2009 it used 5,498 tons of ultimate and ideal way to promote cover all Panasonic’s product with EPR laws and for electronics, Japan in fiscal 2009 (by product recycled resin. The ratio of recycling and demonstrates this groups, mainly mobiles, PCs and batteries and toner cartridges in weight but not as a percentage of recycled resin usage in two by creating recycling companies toner cartridges. Panasonic’s US. No information is available past sales) and recycling quantities product lines (washing machines in Europe and in the US. recycling services for PCs now to consumers about the recycling for the US (PCs, batteries and other) and refrigerators) was 18.7%. offered in countries where 95% programmes in China and Japan. and Korea. More information. For No target for increasing use of of sales of new PCs. Panasonic’s However, the information on how PCs For Europe information on recycled plastics. Panasonic US take-back programme is to recycle is not easily accessible recycling rates (2007 & 2008) based needs to provide a target and nationwide, includes TVs and is to customers. on current sales is provided for 18 timeline for increasing use of now available in all 50 States at More information here and countries. Panasonic has undertaken recycled plastic. 310 drop-off points. here. See here for US. sample tests for the return share of More information. More information. TVs in seven European countries Details about recycling Information on the different They will be continued in a few technology. regions including China. more countries, and the results will To regain 2 points Panasonic be published accordingly. Updated needs to expand its voluntary recycling quantities for the US and take-back to more product groups Korea are also provided. For more and beyond the US. points Panasonic needs to calculate Panasonic plans a product the quantities recycled in relation recycling programme in India to past sales for other regions and before March 2010. set a target to increase this. More More information. information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) GOOD (3+) Panasonic in general supports Panasonic reports its total GHG Panasonic is committed to Panasonic reports that the Panasonic gets full marks for the GHG reduction target of 25% emissions as 3.67 million Global reducing the absolute amount of renewable energy consumed reporting that 100% of new by 2020, announced by the Warming Potential tons in FY2009 CO2 emissions by 300,000 tons in Japan in fiscal 2009 was models of TVs meet the latest ES Japanese Prime Minister, the (compared to 4.27 million GWP in between fiscal year (FY) 2008 to 53,000 KWh, which is less than requirement, with 100% exceeding adoption of the year 1990 as the FY2008). There is no data from its FY2010 compared to FY 2007 the 64,000 kWh in FY2008, the standby mode requirement by baseline year and the need for product supply chain. level. This represents a 7% cut but provides no reasons for this 70% or more. 100% of External industrialised countries to reduce More information. in emissions between 2008 and drop. The figure isn’t given Power Supplies for mobile phones emissions by 30% by 2020. Japan data. 2010. Panasonic has achieved this as a percentage of electricity for the Japanese market (Panasonic Panasonic supports the view Emissions from transportation target one year early, so it should consumption and no targets are only sells mobile phones in Japan) that global GHG emissions must for 2009 are reported. now aim for more ambitious cuts set. More information. meet the previous Energy Star peak out around ten to fifteen Emissions data are also presented by 2012. More information. In requirement and exceed it in no years from now. For more points, in Panasonic’s Environmental FY 2010 Panasonic aims to reduce load mode by approx. 85%. 100% Panasonic needs to support the Data Book 2009, p.3. 480,000 tons of CO2 emissions of currently sold PCs meet the call for GHG emissions to peak by Verification. from production compared with latest Energy Star requirement and 2015; for industrialised countries 2007 levels and to lower CO2 one representative series exceeds to reduce emissions by AT LEAST emissions to the level of FY 2001 a Typical Energy Consumption 30% and not Japan’s insufficient by the end of FY 2011. standard by 33%. target. More information. More information. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics SONY Ranking = 4.9/10 Sony moves up from 7 place to joint 6 , tying with Panasonic with the same overall score of 4.9, down from 5.1. Sony loses points for failing to expand its take-back th th programme to non-OECD countries and for providing verification for its CSR report rather than specifically for its calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, it gains a further point for reporting absolute cuts in GHG emissions, down 17 percent over the 8 year period 2000-2008 and a commitment to an absolute reduction of 30% over 2001 levels by 2016. Sony does relatively well on chemicals, with its score boosted by having models on the market that are partially free of PVC and BFRs, including all models of the VAIO PC, and many models of video recorder, Walkman, camcorder and digital camera. It still needs to set a timeline for eliminating all phthalates, beryllium copper and antimony and its compounds. Sony has yet to show support for bans on PVC vinyl plastic and brominated/chlorinated flame retardants (BFRs/CFRs) during the revision of the EU’s RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics) On waste issues, Sony’s score is boosted for reporting use of some 17,000 tons recycled plastics annually in various products, representing 10 percent of all plastics used in the 2008 financial year. Almost 90 percent of the recycled plastic was post-consumer and not the less challenging post-industrial (factory scraps). It reports a recycling rate of 58 percent based on past sales of TVs and PCs, but this information is only for Japan and separate data need to be reported for TVs and PCs. Renewable energy now accounts for 8 percent of the total amount of energy purchased globally each year, up from 2.5 percent a year ago. Sony also scores a point for disclosing GHG emissions from its own operations. On the energy efficiency of its products, Sony reports that 75 percent of VAIO PCs released between April and August 2009 meet the latest Energy Star requirements. The AC adapter released in financial year 2009 meets Energy Star v.2.0 standards. All new models of TVs released in the US comply with the latest Energy Star standards, and 78 percent exceed it by 15 percent or more. SONY Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • SONY Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Sony references the Sony provides information in Sony provides a timeline of end Sony is working to eliminate All VAIO PCs have BFR-free casings precautionary principle and SS-00259 (9th edition, March of Fiscal Year 2010 which means specific phthalates used as a and PWBs, many are also free clarifies that this means taking 2010) Management Regulations April 2011 to substitute PVC in all plasticiser in PVC, although a of PVC in casings and internal action to substitute a chemical and Green Partner programme new models of mobile products timeline for all products isn’t wiring. Other Sony products that even where the scientific to ensure implementation of the (excluding accessories), and BFRs specified. More information. are partially free of PVC and BFRs, evidence is not fully proven. Regulations. More information in the casing and main PWBs Sony has banned beryllium oxide include many models of Walkman, However, Sony makes no mention here and here. of all new models of mobile from April 2008 with exemptions, Personal Navigation Systems, IC of the need for RoHS 2.0 to adopt products. Sony loses points as although beryllium copper is recorders, Video Cameras, Video a ban on organo- chlorine and it needs to bring forward its listed as a controlled substance Recorders, HD Snap Cameras, bromine compounds (at least timeline by one quarter to end with no timeline for elimination. Digital Cameras, SLR Cameras, PVC, CFRs, and BFRs within 3-5 of CY 2010 and substitute these Antimony is not listed. Digital Photo Frames, Memory years) as well as an end-of-life harmful substances in all its More information. Sticks, Memory Cards, and PSPs; focused methodology for adding products, not just mobile devices. the casings and internal wiring are future substance restrictions. More information. PVC free but not external cabling, More information. and casings and main printed wiring boards are BFR free, but not all wiring boards. Sony has successfully eliminated PVC in many other internal and external components. More information. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Sony supports the principle of Sony has established a nationwide Sony provides information to In fiscal 2008, Sony recovered Sony currently uses approximately Individual Producer Responsibility. recycling program in the US, individual customers in the EU, 91,000 tons of resources from 17,000 tons recycled plastics For full marks, Sony will also need together with WM Recycle America US (including on batteries) and e-waste, including TVs and PCs annually in various products, to document its operationalising and has recently established the Japan, but not in Canada. from Japanese consumers, representing 10% of all plastics of IPR and continue to lobby for GreenFill initiative for recycling small More information. equating to a “resource reuse/ used (by FY 2008). Approximately IPR, inter alia by ensuring that electronics via retailers. Sony loses Also see Sony Take Back recycling ratio of around 58% 89% of this is post consumer the revised WEEE legislation sets a point as it has failed to expand its Recycling Program website based on average lifespan of plastic, with 11% post industrial clearer requirements (enforcement take-back programme in non-OECD for the US. TVs and PCs. But this figure is plastic. Sony has set its reused/ criteria) for the implementation of countries. More information. In only for Japan and there is no recycled materials ratio targets at IPR. More information. Canada, all Sony handheld products differentiation for TVs and PCs. 12% or higher, by FY 2010. Sony is a member of the European are accepted for recycling, and More information. Sony reports More information. Recycling Platform established to notebook PCs can be traded in, at on the amounts of WEEE and Green Management 2010 implement IPR. its Sony Style stores across Canada. batteries collected in N. America, recycled plastic progress and More information. 29 non-retail locations accept all recycling rates for TVs and PCs in target. Sony products for recycling at no Japan and recycling volumes for charge. More information. batteries in Asia & Australia. More Sony offers battery take- information here and here. back and recycling in Brazil, Recycling in Europe and ERP Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Sony fails to score points because Sony discloses GHG emissions Sony has made great progress Renewable energy now accounts 75% of Vaio PCs released between the Tokyo Declaration it co-signed totalling approximately 26 million in reducing its own emissions. for 8% of the total amount of April and August 2009 meet the calls for emissions to peak in tons in fiscal 2008, of which Further, it has committed to an energy purchased globally each latest ES requirements. The AC 10 to 15 years, rather than by 2.072 million tons are Sony’s own absolute reduction of 30% over year, rising from 2.5% a year ago. adapter released in FY 2009 2015, uses a baseline year of emissions. The increase of 16% 2001 levels by 2016 and scores CO2 emissions in FY 2008 were meets ES 2 standards. 2000 (not 1990) and fails to since fiscal year 2007 is due to maximum points. Road To Zero. reduced by approx. 920,000 tons All new models of TVs released differentiate between the higher CO2 emissions from consumer Sony is committed to reducing through the use of the Green Power in the US comply with the latest cuts in GHG emissions required use of LCD televisions whose emissions from business sites by Certification System in Japan and ES standards, and 78% exceed by industrialised countries. sales have risen sharply. 7% or more by 2010, but using solar power. As of March 2009, it by 15% or more. However, More information. More information here and emission data from 2000 as Sony’s US renewable energy Sony needs to report on Energy here. Methods and approach. baseline. More information here purchases make up around 21% Star compliance for TVs released Sony loses a point as its and here. Sony cut GHGs by 17% of its monthly electricity purchases. outside the US. verification is for its CSR report over the 8 year period 2000-2008. More information. However there More information. and not specifically for its In the period 2000-2007 GHGs is no commitment and timeline calculations of GHG emissions. fell only 6.6%. Although some of to increase its use. In FY2008 Verification. this drop is probably due to the renewable energy accounted global economic downturn, the rest for 100% of the total power is due to increased purchasing of consumption by Sony’s European renewable energy. As part of its sites. More information. ‘Road to Zero’ commitment, Sony is aiming for a 14% reduction in total CO2 emissions associated with all transportation and logistics (compared to fiscal 2008).
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics HP Ranking = 4.9/10 HP climbs to 8 place from 11 with an increased score of 4.9 (up from 4.7), due to support for improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous th th Substances in electronics); specifically, to adopt restrictions on PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) as a focus for the restriction of chlorine and bromine from electrical and electronic products. HP believes restrictions of PVC and BFRs in RoHS may be possible in 2015 as long as specific issues and exemptions are addressed. HP now has several PVC and BFR free products on the market, including a desktop PC, a series of notebooks and two LCD monitors, to add to the notebook that HP released in September 2009 for business customers (with a cost-neutral option of a PVC and BFR-free configuration, except for the power supply and power cable). HP could improve its score on chemicals by committing to eliminate additional harmful substances and putting more products (including printers) free of PVC and BFRs on the market. HP is weakest on e-waste issues; it scores points for its support and lobby for Individual Producer Responsibility, its free ‘Consumer Buyback’ recycling programme in the US for HP and Compaq-branded product waste, and the information that it provides to customers on what to do with their discarded products. However, its voluntary take- back programme, although improving, continues to be weak and is still mainly oriented towards business rather than individual customers. The company reports a reuse and recycling rate in 2008 of 17.5 percent, up from 15 percent in 2007, although more information is needed on how this is calculated. HP also needs to prove that energy recovery (namely, waste incineration) is not part of its 17.5 percent recycling performance and if so, exclude it from future calculations. HP scores most of its points on energy, because it discloses externally verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations and estimates the supply chain GHG emissions of 80 percent of its first-tier suppliers. It also scores points for its goal to reduce GHG emissions of operations to 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2013, and for reporting its 2008 use of renewable energy as 4 percent of global energy consumption with a goal to double global purchases of renewable power to 8 percent by 2012. It supports the need for global emissions of greenhouse gases to peak and decline within the next decade although it could earn more points by supporting specific targets for industrialised countries to cut their emissions and the need for global emissions to peak by 2015. On energy efficiency of its products, HP reports that over 90% of notebook PC platforms and 41% of desktop platforms meet the Energy Star 5 standards. Note: HP has updated some of the information on its website since this assessment was done. HP Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • HP Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) HP’s definition of the Precautionary HP scores top marks on its HP will complete its phase out of HP has identified three types In 2009 HP released the ProBook Principle reflects the the need chemical management. BFRs and PVC in newly introduced of phthalates (DEHP, DBP and 5310m Notebook PC which offers a to eliminate potentially harmful More information. PC products in 2011 but it is BBP) to be eliminated from all BFR/PVC-free configuration, except chemicals even without full General Specification for the unclear if this is the start or end of HP products, but this does not for power supply and power cable. scientific certainty of harm. Environment. 2011. More information. pertain to all phthalates and More information. Recent product More information. HP supports In February 2009, HP informed there is no precise date on the launches of PVC and BFR free the need for RoHS 2.0 to adopt Greenpeace that it would be 2009-2015 substitution timeline. products include: the Compaq 8000f restrictions on PVC and BFRs as a unable to meet its original Antimony, beryllium and beryllium Elite desktop PC, the EliteBook 9440 focus for the restriction of chlorine commitment to eliminate PVC and compounds, and remaining p/w and 8540 p/w series notebooks and bromine from electrical and BFRs in computing products by phthalates have been identified and the Compaq LE19f and LA22f electronic products, and believes end of 2009. for future possible restriction but Widescreen LCD monitors. More restrictions of PVC and BFRs in no timeline for their elimination is information here and here. RoHS may be possible in 2015 given. More information here HP is introducing PVC and BFR as long as specific issues and and here. alternatives as they come onto the exemptions are addressed. market in sufficient volumes. More More information. information. Product design for To score full points HP needs to the environment. Many products, demonstrate proactive advocacy. including servers and laser jet printers, are free of PVC except for cables. More information. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) HP supports and lobbies for IPR. HP provides consumer take-back HP provides information to HP reports a reuse and recycling In 2008 HP used 4,800 tons of HP supports the concept of programmes in China, Costa consumers in the US on voluntary rate in 2008 of 17.5% of relevant recycled resin in printer cartridges, e-waste legislation. In Europe, Rica, India, Australia, Hong Kong, take-back. More information. sales, and no longer includes more than twice the amount used Hewlett Packard is a founding New Zealand, Canada and South HP provides information to consumables in the calculation. in 2007. The HP Deskjet D2545 member of the European Recycling Africa, although there are major individual customers in South More information. To score more is made from 83% recycled Platform that supports IPR. To gaps in Africa and South America. Africa, India, New Zealand, but points, HP needs to prove energy plastic material and uses HP 60 regain top marks, HP will need More information here and not in Latin America or the rest of recovery (aka incineration) is not part cartridges, made from 50 – 75% to document its operationalising here. HP’s consumer take-back Asia and Africa. The information of the 17.5% recycling performance recycled plastic; HP’s goal is to of IPR and continue to lobby for programme in India has 15 provided is good and accessible. figure and if so, exclude it from future triple the amount of recycled IPR, inter alia by ensuring that collection points in 9 cities. New Zealand. calculations. More information. materials used in its inkjet printers the revised WEEE legislation sets HP has a free ‘Consumer Buyback’ Info on a range of options More information is also needed by 2010 (relative to 2007). clearer requirements (enforcement recycling programme in the US for (asset recovery, donation). on how the 17.5% is calculated, More information. criteria) for the implementation of HP and Compaq-branded product specifically for the EU where HP also has a goal to use a total IPR ie. differentiated/ individualised waste. More information. companies currently pay for recycling of 100 million pounds (45,454 financing for own-brand real end- Otherwise, HP’s voluntary take- collectively, by current market share. tonnes), cumulatively from 2007, of-life costs (eg. no longer collective back programme is mainly for To earn more points, HP needs to of recycled plastic in HP printing financing such as market share but business customers. provide EU figures from own brand products, by 2011. instead more real and individualised Trade in and product reuse. sampling of return rate and provide More information. financing such as return share) indications of how it intends to for WEEE expand this sampling in the future. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) HP supports the IPCC HP reports GHG emissions from its HP’s new goal is to reduce HP purchased approximately All HP workstation platforms, over recommendation that global GHG operations, estimates its supplier absolute GHG emissions from 102 million kWh of renewable 90% of Notebook PC platforms emissions be reduced by well GHG emissions and reports on HP-owned and HP-leased facilities energy worldwide in 2008, which and 41% of desktop platforms below half of the emission levels in product transport. HP estimates by 20% below 2005 levels by represented 4 percent of HP’s meet the Energy Star 5 standards. 2000 by the middle of this century, the supply chain GHG emissions 2013. Between 2005 and 2008, electricity use in 2008, in addition More information. but does not call for global GHG of 80% of their first tier suppliers. HP reduced the energy used in its to the renewable energy available emissions to peak by 2015. More More information here and operations by over 9% towards by default in the power grid. In information. HP signed the Poznan here. the previous goal of 16% by 2008 HP set a goal to increase Communiqué. More information GHG emissions from operations in 2010. More information here its purchases of electricity from here and here. Most recently 2008 have decreased by 4% since and here. HP’s overall goal is renewable sources to 8 percent of HP has signed the Copenhagen 2007. More information here, to reduce the combined energy total electricity usage by 2012. Communiqué, which calls for here and here. consumption and associated More information here and global emissions to peak and begin External verification details. GHG emissions of HP operations here. to decline rapidly within the next and products to 25 percent decade (requiring a reduction of below 2005 levels by 2010. In 50-85% by 2050) and for developed September 2009, HP met this countries to take on immediate goal, over a year early. The new and deep emission reduction goal is to reduce the energy commitments that are much higher consumption and associated GHG than the global average, but provides emissions of all HP products to 40 no concrete numbers. Note, percent below 2005 levels by the the disparity between the 2000 end of 2011. More information. baseline in HP’s statement and the 1990 baseline of the Copenhagen Communique. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics SHARP Ranking = 4.5/10 Sharp rises to 9 place from 13 with the same score of 4.5 points, as a result of other companies dropping down the ranking. Sharp gains points on the energy efficiency th th of its products but loses them on two other criteria; the verification of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is for its CSR report rather than specifically for calculation of GHG emissions; and its score for Chemicals Management is further reduced as its Manual for Survey of Chemical Substances Contained in Parts and Materials is no longer available to the public. Its new ‘Green Procurement Guidelines’ are more confusing about eliminating BFRs than the earlier version and the ‘List of Substances’ document no longer presents criteria for identifying future substances for elimination. Otherwise, Sharp scores relatively well for its policy and practice on toxic chemical issues, although it specifies the end of fiscal 2010, rather than calendar year 2010, for its phase-out of PVC and BFRs. It provides a timeline of financial year 2010 for eliminating phthalates and antimony, but there is a lack of clarity on whether the commitment to eliminate phthalates relates to all phthalates or just three. Sharp has launched many models of LCD TVs and solar modules free of PVC (except accessories) and now has 14 models of LED lightings that are BFR-free. However, it fails to show support for improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics); specifically, a methodology for further restrictions of hazardous substances, and an immediate ban on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC vinyl plastic. Sharp is weakest on the e-waste criteria. It scores points for its voluntary take-back programme for TVs and consumer electronics in the US, which is nationwide, for providing information to consumers in a few countries on what to do with their discarded Sharp branded products and for reporting on the use of small amounts of recycled plastic. Sharp supports Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) but needs to clarify this support, as well as show evidence of lobbying for it. Sharp earns most of its points on energy. It gets maximum points for reporting that all of its TVs meet the latest Energy Star standard and at least half exceed it in standby mode; its external power supplies are not included in the assessment as Sharp has informed us that a universal charger is used in Japan. Sharp’s absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 103Kt (6 percent) lower in 2008 than 2007. On other energy issues Sharp only ‘contributes’ to, rather than explicitly ‘supports’, a mandatory global initiative that requires industrialised countries to reach their peak GHG emissions by 2015 and cut their GHG emissions at least 30 percent by 2020. Sharp discloses GHG emissions from its own operations, although the data is not externally verified and reports that 0.4 percent of the electricity it used worldwide in financial year 2006 came from renewable energy sources. SHARP Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • SHARP Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Sharp shows strong support Sharp’s Green Procurement Sharp commits to eliminate PVC Sharp commits to eliminate Sharp provides a list of many for and understanding of the Guidelines are more confusing and BFRs from all products by phthalates and antimony from models of LCD TVs, solar modules Precautionary Principle. Although on eliminating BFRs than the the end of fiscal 2010 i.e. end all products by the end of fiscal and mobile phones that are free Sharp will proactively support the previous version and the List of of March 2011, provided it can 2010, provided it can find suitable of PVC, except accessories. revision to the RoHS Directive Substances no longer presents find suitable alternatives. To alternatives. More information. Many models of LCD TVs, DVD to ban HBCD and some other criteria for identifying future regain top marks, the phase-out However, Sharp’s ‘Confirmation of projectors, audio and video specified substances, Sharp fails substances for elimination. date needs to be moved forward Use Form’ refers only to phthalates products and mobile phones have to score more points as it makes List of substances. by one quarter to the end of in contact with humans. casings free of BFRs. All AQUOS no mention of the need for RoHS Green Procurement calendar year 2010. More information. LCD TVs put on the Japanese 2.0 to adopt a ban on organo- Guidelines. More information. Sharp has phased out the use market since May 2004 have chlorine and bromine compounds Sharp loses a point as its of antimony compounds used as PVC-free internal wiring and power (at least PVC, CFRs, and BFRs Manual for Survey of Chemical antifoaming agent in LCD glass. cords; since 2001 all AQUOS TVs within 3-5 years), as well as an Substances Contained in Parts The company has already banned in Japan have housings free of end-of-life focused methodology and Materials is no longer beryllium, but there are many BFRs and antimony. Sharp now for adding future substance available to the public. exemptions for which Sharp needs has 14 models of LED lightings restrictions. More information. to find substitutes. that are free from BFRs. Basic Environmental More information. Philosophy (point 2.2). E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Sharp states that it promotes Sharp offers nationwide recycling Links to local Sharp contacts for Sharp provides figures for In 2008 Sharp recycled 1,050 environmentally conscious product in the US, including TVs and customers in EU, US, Canada, recycling of TVs, copiers, PCs tons of post-consumer plastics design according to the principle of consumer electronics, which Japan and Australia are provided & washing machines (by wt) for and has a target to increase this Individual Producer Responsibility. covers all US States. but Sharp needs to expand take- 2005 (40.1%), 2006 (41.9%) and to 1,200 tons in 2009.The data is Sharp needs to clarify that More information here and back services so that it can serve 2007 (48.9%) based on sales 10 not presented as a percentage of it supports IPR and that this here. more of its customers. years ago, but only for Japan and all plastic sourced. means it supports differentiated/ In the US, Sharp is part of US More information. reports a composite recycling rate More information here and individualised financing for own- EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling. US MRM recycling network. for 4 product types, not just TVs. here. brand real end-of-life costs (e.g. Offers voluntary take-back of More information. 2008 data. Examples of products using no longer collective financing such toner cartridges in Canada, The amounts of used electrical recycled plastic. as market share but instead more France, Japan, Australia and New products collected in Maine, real and individualised financing Zealand, and mobiles (Mobile Minnesota, and at 100 recycling such as return share) for WEEE; Muster) in Australia. events, are also provided. The it also needs to show evidence of amounts collected in Germany, lobbying for IPR. It is taking a lead UK and Czech Republic are given in recycling e-waste and designing as a percentage of current sales, more recyclable products. It is but the way it calculates its actively participating in the design return share in the EU’s collective of recycling systems now being systems is not clear. considered in China and other More information. parts of Asia. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) GOOD (3+) Sharp contributes to a mandatory Sharp reports on GHG emissions Sharp has a target to reduce Sharp estimates that Sharp scores top marks as 100% global initiative that requires from its own operations in relative CO2 emissions (per approximately 0.4% of the of Sharp TVs meet the latest ES industrialised countries to reach absolute terms and per production adjusted production unit) by 35% electricity it used worldwide in requirements with 70% at least their peak greenhouse gas unit. More information. compared to fiscal 1990 by 2010, fiscal 2006 came from renewable 50% more efficient in standby emissions by 2015 and cut their 2008 data that shows GHG but for domestic production sites energy sources. mode. In addition, 100% of greenhouse gas emissions at emissions have decreased since only. There is no target for an More information. MFPs qualify under ES1.1, with least 30% by 2020, and that 2007. Sharp loses a point as absolute reduction of emissions of In Europe some of its companies 14% of them at least 30% more calls for worldwide emissions to its verification is for its CSR all GHGs. More information. are operating on 100% efficient than the changed ES be reduced at least 50% from report and not specifically for As a result of various measures renewable sources of energy requirements. A wide range of 1990 levels by 2050. For full calculation of GHG emission data. taken by Sharp, CO2 emissions and 85% of electricity used at other Sharp products are also ES marks, Sharp needs to state Verification details. from its existing factories will its US sites is renewable. Sharp qualified. Sharp does not make explicit support for global (not just Calculation standards for Envi peak by the end of fiscal 2008. will report on the installation of external power supplies for mobile industrialised country) emissions Performance Indices. Sharp earns a point as absolute solar power generation shortly. phones in Japan, which uses a to peak by 2015 and explicit Sharp deserves credit for emissions were 103Kt (6%) However, there is no commitment universal charger. support for cuts by industrialised providing data giving a breakdown lower in 2008 than 2007. Future or timeline to increase the use of More information. countries of at least 30% by of CO2 emissions for products emissions will be expected to renewable energy. 2020. More information. during their life cycle. decline. More information here More information. More information. and here.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics DELL Ranking = 5.3/10 - 1 = 4.3/10 Dell increases its score to 4.3, moving up to 10th position from 14th. Dell continues to be hampered by the penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009. Dell gains a point for supporting restrictions on PVC and BFRs in the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics) and now needs to demonstrate proactive advocacy for full marks. However, it loses a point as its new commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs by the end of 2011 is limited to computing products. On other chemicals criteria, the company earns points for putting on the market the G-Series Monitors, its first completely PVC and BFR-free products, although PVC and BFR-free cables are currently available only in North America, Japan, Europe/Middle East and Africa. In total it has 35 PVC/BFR reduced or PVC/BFR-free products, including two recently released laptops. Dell has also released a BFR/PVC-free mobile phone, the Mini 3i, which is sold only in China. Dell also gains points on the energy criteria, being rewarded for providing verification for its 2009 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global operations and for providing more information on the source of its renewable energy use, which makes up 26 percent of its global electricity use, up from 20 percent in 2008. It scores full marks for committing to reduce global absolute GHG emissions from its worldwide facilities by 40 percent by 2015, from a baseline year of 2007 and should be credited for reducing emissions from 2008 to 2009. On the energy efficiency of its products Dell reports that 59 percent of laptop models and 63 percent of desktop models are Energy Star 5.0-compliant. Almost all of Dell’s desktops, workstations and laptops consume less than 5 watts in a low-power mode, exceeding current Energy Star efficiency requirements. It is encouraging that Dell is making continuous steps to improve the efficiency of its models. Dell still needs to specify the need for cuts in GHG emissions of at least 30 percent by industrialised countries and support the call for global emissions to peak by 2015. Dell scores most poorly on waste. It no longer provides data on recycling rates based on past sales and continues to score no points on support for Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) as it has failed to clarify its support for individual and not collective financial responsibility. It is rewarded for providing a relatively comprehensive take- back programme, for information to its customers on what to do with their discarded electronics and for reporting use of 1.1 million pounds (500 tonnes) of post-consumer recycled plastic in 2008. DELL Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • DELL Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Definition of precautionary Dell’s chemicals management By the end of 2011, all newly Dell’s January 2009 version of In late February 2009, Dell launched principle reflects need to eliminate programme lists substances introduced Dell personal its Materials Restricted for Use the G-Series Monitors (G2210 and potentially harmful chemicals even targeted for substitution and computing products will be free Specification (6T198) restricts G2410), its first completely PVC and without full scientific certainty of explains how it manages its supply of PVC and BFRs. Dell no longer 3 phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP) BFR free products on the market cause and effect. Dell supports chain to achieve its substitution commits to removing these with the goal to eliminate their (although PVC/BFR/CFR free cables restrictions of PVC and BFRs as a goals. More information. substances from all products use in all new products by 1st are currently available only in North focus for the restriction of chlorine and the timeline is unreasonable, July 2011. Other phthalates, America, Japan and EMEA). Since and bromine from electrical and which is why Dell loses a point. antimony and beryllium are 2007 Dell has introduced more than electronic products, and supports More information. identified as substances of 35 BFR/PVC reduced or BFR/PVC restriction under the current RoHS Dell’s original timeline for concern, but they are not currently free products, most recently two recast provided that some critical eliminating PVC and BFRs in all restricted. Instead they are listed laptops: - Latitude Z laptop, many technical and supply chain issues products was end of 2009. It in a table entitled: Future Material internal components that are free of can be overcome or addressed by subsequently backtracked on this Declaration Requirements. See BFRs and PVC. specific exemptions. commitment initially providing p.11 Guidance Document on - The Adamo XPS 13 laptop, free of More information. no new timeline and now setting Restricted Materials. Dell also BFRs and PVC (excluding the power To score full marks Dell needs to end of 2011 as its new target, plans to eliminate mercury and cord, external power adapter, 3 demonstrate proactive advocacy. but no longer for all products, just introduce arsenic free display internal daughter cards, and several computing ones. Dell has provided glass. More information. motherboard components). Dell has inadequate assurance that its plan also released a BFR/PVC-free mobile will be implemented. phone, the Mini 3i, which is sold only in China. More information. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Dell’s IPR Policy opposes the Dell is striving for a free global Information is provided to Dell’s Dell no longer reports its recycling Dell shipped over 1.1 million use of mandatory fees to finance voluntary take-back service and individual customers, but not yet data as a percentage of sales 7 pounds (500 tonnes) of post e-waste collection. As pdf. has added Columbia, Middle East, worldwide. More information. years ago. Instead, it is using a consumer recycled plastic in Dell’s disposition policy. Dell Hong Kong, Mexico and Brazil. Dell’s US programme. new system for reporting recycling 2008 and will increase this claims strong support for IPR and 60 countries are listed as offering The “Dell recycling” link can be and take-back information. Dell amount in 2009. Dell provides a legislation embracing IPR. However, take-back services for individual accessed from each regional exceeded its goal to recover 275 few models of products with 25% Dell scores zero until it clarifies that customers on Dell’s recycling homepage, with the exception million pounds (125,000 tonnes) or more recycled plastic content, it supports IPR as being individual page. More information. of Latin American and Caribbean of materials through its take-back but no information on the % of financial responsibility, ie. not Dell offers free recycling in most countries, apart from Brazil. programmes. Total figures are total plastics sourced and no collective, and as a way to get places where it does direct given quarterly. Dell’s data does target for increasing use. In 2008 incentives for eco-design (and not business. See Corporate not include e-waste recycled via Dell launched several monitors just facilitate consumer take-back). Responsibility Report, p. 21. collective programmes anywhere in and one desktop (OptiPlex 960) To score more points Dell should Dell has expanded its US the world. See p.82 of CR report. which feature an external chassis proactively lobby for IPR, inter alia Reconnect Program to six Dell needs to provide EU figures with post-consumer recycled by ensuring that the revised WEEE additional US States. from own brand sampling of return plastic content. legislation sets clearer requirements More information. rate, undertaken in at least one More information here and (enforcement criteria) for the Northern EU country, one Southern here. implementation of IPR – ensuring a EU country and one new Member shift to differentiated/ individualised State – and provide indications financing for own-brand real end- of how it intends to expand this of-life costs for new WEEE. sampling in the future. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Dell supports the call for global The latest FY2009 figures for Dell is committed to reduce global Dell has announced that 26% 59% of laptop models and 63% reductions of 50-85% by 2050 scope 1,2 & 3 are summarised and absolute emissions of GHGs from of its global electricity use now of desktop models are Energy Star from 2000 levels. Greenpeace compared to previous years. its worldwide facilities by 40% comes from renewable energy 5.0-compliant. Almost all of Dell’s believes that there is strong Third party verification is reported by 2015, from a baseline year sources, up from 20% in 2008. desktops, workstations and laptops evidence to support going for to the CDP project. of 2007. See 2009 CSR Report, More information here and consume less than 5 watts in a low- the upper range now. Dell calls See Dell 2009, section 18.4 p.17. More information. here. Dell’s goal is to use energy power mode – this exceeds current for the United States to take a (registration required). Scope 1 GHG emissions have that is 100% generated by clean energy efficiency requirements set leadership role by developing a Dell is now requesting GHG reduced by 12.4% and Scope and renewable sources, although by the EPA. Dell needs to report national GHG emissions reduction accounting and reporting from its 2 GHG emissions by 6.1% from there is no timeline. the percentage of computers that programme. It also states that Tier I suppliers. More information. 2008 to 2009 More information. More information. have left the factory non-compliant the solution requires action from Dell provides a breakdown of its on its global website (not a blog). both developed and developing certified renewable energy credits All Latitude, Optiplex and Precision countries, however, it needs to and verified emission reductions. systems as well as all displays, support cuts of at least 30% by More information. printers and projectors have power industrialised countries and call for management enabled in the factory; global GHG emissions to peak by this is also available for some Vostro 2015. More information. products and Energy Star Inspiron and Studio systems. See p.19 CSR Report. PCs need to leave the factory with the most energy efficient settings, which should not go out of ES compliance when consumers tweak power management settings. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics ACER Ranking = 4.1/10 Acer rises from 12 to 11 place, with a reduced score of 4.1 points. Acer loses points as its new plan to phase out PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants th th (BFRs) is for personal and mobile computing products by 2011 rather than for all products Acer scores most points for its efforts on toxic chemicals. It is proactively supporting improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics); specifically, a methodology for further restrictions of hazardous substances, and an immediate ban on BFRs, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC, for which it scores maximum points. Acer also scores points for putting on the market 16 models of monitors with many parts that are almost free of PVC and BFRs, except for the power cord. In the last three versions of the ranking, the company has not been penalised for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs in all products by the end of 2009; as assurance that this timeline will be met, Acer launched four new PVC and BFR-free models of notebook in January 2010 and is due to launch more products shortly. Acer now needs to transition all its products to using no BFRs and PVC. The company is also rewarded for its commitment to phase out all phthalates, beryllium and compounds and antimony and compounds in all new products by 2012. Acer scores poorly on e-waste, even though it is reporting a recycling rate of 29.8 percent based on past sales, for desktops and notebooks, but only those sold and recycled in Taiwan. Acer needs to clarify its support, and do more lobbying, for Individual Producer Responsibility, extend its voluntary take-back and recycling programme beyond India, and start sourcing recycled plastic. Acer does a little better on the energy criteria, supporting global cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of at least 50 percent by 2050 and 30 percent by 2020 from industrialised countries (compared to 1990 levels) and calling for global GHG emissions to peak by 2015. Acer needs to set a target for absolute cuts in GHG emissions, which is now overdue, and start sourcing renewable energy. On energy efficiency, Acer reports that, at present, 63.2% of notebook PCs and 40.6% of desktop PCs meet the new Energy Star v.5 standard; previously, 55 percent of Acer notebook PCs and 29 percent of desktop PCs met the standard. ACER Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • ACER Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) GOOD (3+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Acer’s statement on the Top marks for describing the Acer has a new timeline and Acer has adopted a timeline Acer has launched a new Timeline precautionary principle recognises mechanisms for identifying future roadmap for eliminating PVC of 2012 for the phase out of series notebook, Aspire 3811TZ, the need for preventive action, substances of concern. and BFRs of 2011, which now all phthalates, beryllium and 3811TZG, 3811T, 3811TG, made even if scientific evidence is not Supply chain management. applies only to personal and compounds and antimony and with materials free from PVC and conclusive. More information HSF (Hazardous Substance mobile computing products; its compounds in all new products. BFRs. More information. here and here. Free) Planning. previous commitment applied to Certain phthalates are to be Since October 2008, Acer has Acer is proactively supporting all products, therefore its score is phased out by 2009. launched 16 models of LCD a ban on organo - chlorine reduced. More information. More information. monitor whose BFR/PVC-free and bromine substances in the Availability of key components parts include product casing, revision of RoHS 2.0 and scores prevented Acer from meeting its printed circuit board laminates, maximum points for providing original commitment to phase out connectors and internal cables, evidence of actively promoting PVC and BFRs in all products by but not the power cord. The this position to EU decision the end of 2009. Four new PVC/ circuit board laminates of four makers. More information. BFR free models of notebook models of projectors are BFR/PVC were launched in January 2010 free. More information. and other products are due to be launched soon. More information here, here and here. Technology assessment results. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Acer supports IPR and “believes Acer provides take-back services Recycling information provided Acer reports a recycling rate of Acer uses a material containing that this will place ‘easily recyclable where required to do so by for EU, Japanese, Taiwanese 29.47% in 2008 based on sales 28% post- consumer recycled design considerations’ as an national EPR laws. The only and Indian customers only. 6 years ago, for desktops and plastic in monitor casings of 7 important feedback mechanism exception seems to be India Information for US customers notebooks sold and recycled in families of EPEAT Gold models. directly reflected in product design”. where Acer now takes back and needs to be more relevant. In the Taiwan. However, the data is only The recycled plastic percentage To score more points, Acer needs to recycles for free. It is unclear EU, some of the links provided for Taiwan and relies on many will be around 10%~13% of all clarify that support for IPR means if Acer provides take-back in navigate to trade associations assumptions. More information. plastics used in the monitor. Acer requirement for differentiated/ some US states and Canadian (e.g. France, Czech Republic) and intends to draw up a phase-in individualised financing for own- provinces, as the links provided not to recyclers. plan with a detailed schedule and brand real end-of-life costs (e.g. no are to NGOs and EPA’s Plug in to More information. targets. More information. longer collective financing such as e-cycling. To score points, Acer Europe. market share but instead more real needs to extend the coverage Taiwan. and individualised financing such as of its take-back services. More Japan. return share) for WEEE. Acer also information. India. needs to provide examples of where it is doing advocacy and details of operationalisation of IPR. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Acer supports the reduction Acer reports on GHG emissions Acer expects to finalise its short- A global survey was conducted in 63.2% of notebook PCs and targets proposed by the EU, which from its global operations that in term, mid-term and long term 2008 on purchasing renewable 40.6% of desktop PCs meet the are to cut GHG emissions by at total were 47,644 CO2 equivalent GHG reduction targets in 2009, energy. Acer is also assessing new Energy Star v.5 standard. least 50% by 2050 globally and tonnes in 2007 and 45,959 CO2 which is now overdue. This was the feasibility of using renewable Acer has recently updated these 30% by 2020 from industrialised -e tonnes in 2008. Scope 1 and already delayed as previously energy such as solar power figures. Computers need to leave countries (compared to 1990 2 emissions are reported, as well Acer expected to finalize its mid- and wind power in its global the factory with the highest levels). Acer gets full marks for as business travel in Scope 3. and long-term GHG reduction operations. Acer needs to update settings for energy efficiency. supporting calls for global GHG Acer has requested its suppliers targets in winter 2008. its website with the results of this More information. emissions to peak by 2015. to respond to the Supply Chain More information. survey and set targets for its use More information. Leadership Collaboration (SCLC) of renewable energy. questionnaire of the Carbon More information. Disclosure Project (CDP). A preliminary figure from suppliers allocated to Acer was about 82,000 CO2 equivalent tonnes in 2008. To score more points, Acer needs to provide external verification of its calculations. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics LG ELECTRONICS Ranking = 4.7/10 - 1 = 3.7/10 LG Electronics falls from 6th to 12th place, with its score dropping from 5.1 points to 3.7. It loses most of its points on the energy efficiency of its products, for making false claims about the energy performance of its white goods in both the US and Australia; its compliance with the Energy Star standard for its chargers, PCs and TVs previously earned maximum points on this criterion. It also continues to be weighed down by the penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to have all its products free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) by the end of 2010. Now only mobile phones will be free of these toxic substances from 2010; TVs, monitors and PCs have to wait until 2012 and household appliance models until 2014; LGE loses a further point for a lack of evidence on how this programme will be implemented. LGE has launched its first mobile phone that is free from PVC and BFRs and has six models of ‘halogen-free’ Optical Disk Drives. LGE has yet to show support for bans on PVC, BFRs and chlorinated flame retardants (BFRs/CFRs) during the revision of the EU’s RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics). It scores points for committing to eliminate the use of phthalates and antimony in new mobile phones, TVs, monitors and PCs by 2012, and all new household appliances by 2014. The use of beryllium oxide in mobile phones has already been phased out and other kinds of beryllium compounds will be banned by 2012. On e-waste issues, LGE scores relatively well for its support for IPR, because it has recently engaged with a European coalition of NGOs and industry in support of this principle, especially during the revision of the EU WEEE Directive and for reporting its use of (post-industrial) recycled plastic across all LGE products as 11 percent, with plans to increase this to 25 percent by 2025. The company has compiled figures for e-waste recycling in Europe, Asia and North America and reports its recycling rates for 2008 as a percentage of past sales. However, LGE fails to disclose the source of EU recycling data or how these were calculated, if these were not merely extrapolated from market shares. LGE’s roll-out of voluntary global take-back seems to have stalled, failing to move beyond mobile phones and geographically beyond the US programme (which includes LG, Zenith and GoldStar brands of TVs), launched over a year ago. On the energy criteria, LGE scores points for supporting the need for global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to peak by 2015 as well as mandatory cuts of GHG emissions of at least 30 percent in industrialised countries by 2020. It discloses externally verified domestic GHG emissions and has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 5 percent (75,000 tons) below the 2008 level by 2012 and by 10 percent by 2020, despite having yet to report global emissions from all of its operations. LG ELECTRONICS Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • LG ELECTRONICS Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) LGE provides a strong definition LGE’s product specs in the updated LGE has backtracked on its The use of phthalates and antimony LGE has launched its first mobile of the precautionary principle (v. 5.1 ) Manual for Preparation commitment to eliminate PVC and will be prohibited in new mobile phone (GD510) that is free from reflecting the need to take action of Environmental Regulations BFRs in all its products by 2010. phones, TVs, monitors and PCs PVC and BFRs. 6 models of Optical to eliminate harmful chemicals earn them top marks. More Now only mobile phones will be by 2012, and all new household Disk Drives are halogen free. More even though their effects may not information here and pdf here. free of these toxic substances appliances by 2014. The use of information. In mobile phones be scientifically proven. LGE’s substance list includes from 2010; PVC and BFRs will beryllium oxide in mobile phones halogenated substances have been More information. future substances to be reduced, also be banned from TVs, monitors has already been phased out and removed from all parts used in the However, LGE makes no mention including beryllium and antimony. and PCs by 2012. PVC and BFRs other kinds of beryllium compounds housing, packaging and main PCB. of the need for RoHS 2.0 to adopt will be totally banned from use in will be prohibited in new products More information. European LCD a ban on organo- chlorine and household appliance models by by 2012. For maximum points TVs are produced with halogen free bromine compounds (at least PVC, 2014. However, there is a lack of LGE needs to phase out phthalates, housing, wiring and drive IC. More CFRs, and BFRs within 3-5 years), evidence to show how LGE will antimony and compounds and ALL information. Notebook computers as well as an end-of-life focused progress towards these objectives. beryllium compounds and alloys in with PVC- and BFR-free housings. methodology for adding future More information. ALL products by 2012. More information. substance restrictions. More information. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) LGE supports individual producer LGE provides take-back of its Information to customers on LGE reports its recycling rates for LGE reports its use of (post- responsibility, and has recently discarded mobile phones in some what to do with discarded mobile 2008 (as a percentage of past industrial) recycled plastic across signed the IPR statement, although 50 countries with 392 drop off phones, including a new text sales) as: 159% for TVs, 59% for all LGE products as 11%, with it recognises that for IPR to be points globally. About half of these service in the US . computers and 7.1% for mobile plans to increase this to 25% by operationalised, technically and countries represent voluntary Information on take back of phones. LGE has also compiled 2025. It needs to set intermediate economically feasible identification take-back. However, large gaps still consumer electronics other than figures for e-waste recycling in goals, to check progress towards solutions are needed. For more exist in Africa, Middle East and Latin mobile phones in the US here. Europe, Asia and North America. 2025. More information. points, LGE should document America. More information. More information. its operationalising of IPR and LGE has a nationwide recycling To get full marks, LGE needs continue to lobby for IPR, inter program in the US for LG, Zenith to provide EU figures from own alia by ensuring that the revised and GoldStar brands of TVs, brand sampling of return rate, WEEE legislation sets clearer computer monitors and other undertaken in at least one requirements (enforcement consumer electronics products. For Northern EU country, one Southern criteria) for the implementation of more points, LGE needs to provide EU country and one new Member IPR. More information. voluntary takeback of more product State – and provide indications types and in more non-OECD of how it intends to expand this countries. More information. sampling in the future. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) LGE supports that global GHG LGE reports domestic GHG LGE aims to reduce GHG LGE states that 1.6% of total 100% of LG notebook PCs emissions are to peak by 2015 emissions of 780,008 tonnes in emissions by 5% (75,000 tons) electricity purchased in Korea launched after July 2009 meet and the need for global mandatory 2007, which have been verified below the 2008 level by 2012 and in 2008 is renewable energy; the new ES standard, with 66% cuts of GHG emissions proposed by DNV. An inventory of overseas by 10% by 2020. However, LGE however, this is based on exceeding it by 30%. All TVs by the UN and others (specifically subsidiaries was planned to be has still to report its global GHG renewable energy supplied through qualify for the ES 3.0 standard, to “reduce CO2 emissions by at established by the end of 2009. emissions (to date reporting only the national grid. There are no 50% of LCD TVs and 41% of PDP least 50 percent below 1990 More information. domestic GHGs) – 5% of 2008 specific targets for increasing use TV exceed the standby limit. 97% of levels by 2050), as well as 2008 domestic emissions data by emissions of 716,658 t is some of renewable energy. monitors meet the ES standard all mandatory cuts of at least 30% in scope (716,658 tons GHGs) are 35,800 t and not the 75,000t More information. While it of which exceed its requirements. industrialised countries by 2020. provided in LGE’s Sustainability that LGE reports. LGE’s reduction is positive that LGE has been More information here and here. More information. Report 2008 (pp42/43). Link from target is arbitrary until emissions investing in RE, and the solar However, LGE loses these points the following: More information. from global operations are fully arrays are clearly additional, LGE as it has been caught making false LGE provides a verification accounted for. cannot count renewables that are claims about the energy efficiency certificate. More information. More details part of a national grid mix in its of its white goods, resulting of LGE’s plan are in its 2008 reporting of RE use. Details of in Energy Star labels being sustainability report (p.42–45). some of LG Group’s renewable removed from the products. Also, LGE’s GHG emissions decreased energy systems are given. in Australia, fridges were found 8.1% from the previous year; LGE See also Sustainability Report, to contain an illegal device that should provide information on p.44. activates an energy saving mode how these reductions have been when it detects room conditions achieved. Link from the following. similar to those in a test laboratory. More information. To regain these points, LGE needs to make a strong statement in support of more stringent ES verification standards.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics SAMSUNG Ranking = 5.7/10 – 2 = 3.7 Samsung is in free fall, dropping from joint 7th to 13th place, as a result of TWO penalty points. The first penalty was imposed in v.14 of the Guide for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in new models of all products by January 2010 and PVC vinyl plastic by end of 2010. The second penalty point is for misleading its customers and Greenpeace by not admitting that it would not meet its public commitment until the timeline for that commitment had passed. Samsung also loses points on chemicals criteria. Its revised (ver.13) SEC Standard which Samsung uses to communicate its requirements to suppliers had a new definition of ‘phase out date’, which was in effect a ‘phase-in date’. Although this definition has subsequently been changed back to mean phase-out date, significant amendments of key definitions will be confusing to its suppliers. It also loses points on its commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs in all new models of products. Even though Samsung provides new timelines for some product groups e.g. BFRs and PVC will be removed from new models of notebooks from 1 January 2012 (a year later than before), it no longer plans to fully phase out the use of these substances in its TVs and household appliances. It has also weakened its commitment to eliminate other toxic chemicals, like phthalates, antimony compounds and alloys and beryllium and its compounds e.g. by extending the timelines and reducing the product scope. Although Samsung has a statement on the revision of the EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics), its position is ambiguous. All models of mobile phones and MP3 players are free from BFRs as of January 2010 and PVC from April 2010. Since November 2007, all new models of LCD panels are PVC-free, and it has developed halogen-free memory chips and semiconductors for certain applications. Samsung scores well on e-waste; it reports recycling rates of 137 percent for TVs (based on past sales 10 years ago - the average life span - since when, Samsung’s TV sales have increased tenfold), 12 percent for PCs (based on a 7-year lifespan) and 9 percent for mobile phones (based on a 2-year lifespan). However, to score top marks Samsung needs to put a reality check on the EU figures of e-waste recycled. It also needs to extend its take-back programme to non-OECD countries. It scores top marks for using 16.1 percent recycled plastic, (though only 0.2 percent is post-consumer), with a goal to increase to 25 percent by 2025 and use a majority of post-consumer plastic. On energy, Samsung has committed to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite growth in the company’s sales; it also supports the levels of cuts required globally and by industrialised countries to keep dangerous climate change in check, and it provides a certificate of verification of its GHG emissions in Korea. Samsung scores top marks (doubled) on the energy efficiency of its battery chargers, most of which exceed the latest Energy Star standard. The only criterion for which Samsung fails to score any points is renewable energy, where it needs to set a target with a timeline to increase the percentage of renewable energy it uses globally. SAMSUNG Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • SAMSUNG Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Samsung supports and Samsung loses a point for its Samsung has backtracked on its Samsung has revised its timeline Since 1st November 2007, all understands the Precautionary confusing definition of ‘phase- commitment to eliminate BFRs for the phase out of beryllium and new models of LCD panels are Principle. More information. out date’ as a timeline when in new models of all products by compounds from new models PVC-free. Samsung has developed However, Samsung has an new models being DEVELOPED January 2010. It has communicated of all products to January 2013, halogen-free memory chips ambiguous position on the need START to use PVC- and BFR-free to Greenpeace that it will not remove from 31st December 2012. and semiconductors for certain for RoHS 2.0 to adopt a ban on components, with no indication PVC by end of 2010. It has new There is an exemption on the use applications. All models of mobile organo- chlorine and bromine WHEN these new models would timelines for eliminating PVC and of beryllium in connectors and phones and MP3 players are free compounds (at least PVC, CFRs, be PUT ON THE MARKET, never BFRs for some product groups, but certain electronic components. from BFRs as of January 2010 and BFRs within 3-5 years), as mind when the transition will be the commitment no longer covers Phthalates are now to be and PVC from April 2010. In April well as an end-of-life focused complete. Although Samsung has all its products. Samsung has phased out in mobile phones 2009; Samsung introduced the first methodology for adding future now re-defined the ‘phase-out phased out BFRs in new models of and MP3 players by January halogen- and PVC-free 2.5-inch substance restrictions. date’ to mean from when all mobile phones and MP3 players 2011 and otherwise in the same mobile HDDs in the industry. More new models put on the market from January 2010, and PVC from applications as PVC by January information here and here. will have achieved phase-out April 2010. From January 2012, 2013. Antimony trioxide is now Samsung has recently launched two of the specified substances, its notebooks will be free from BFRs to be phased out from the same halogen free MP3 players (M1 and communication to its supply and PVC (except power cord and list of products and applications R1) and two halogen free mobile chain will have been unclear adapter). In addition, BFRs will by January 2013, but with 2 phones (Blue Earth GT-S7550 and as a result of this. Previously, be phased out of the main PWB exemptions. For more points, Reclaim M560). More information. Samsung scored full marks by also and case of digital cameras and Samsung needs to eliminate these identifying future chemicals to be camcorders by July 2010, along substances within the reasonable targeted for elimination. with PVC in internal wires. PVC will timeline of end of 2012 and from More information. not be used in the internal wires of its whole product portfolio. More SEC Standard (revision 13). TVs by January 2011; and monitors information. Eco-Partner Certification and home theatres by January Program. 2012. Samsung scores one point as it no longer plans to phase out the use of BFRs and all PVC in its TVs and household appliances. More information. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Samsung supports and lobbies for Samsung provides voluntary take- Samsung provides accessible Samsung estimates its 2007 Samsung’s current use of recycled IPR. More information. back for its consumer electronics information to consumers on recycling rates, based on sales plastics across all products is Samsung works with governments (except home appliances) in the what to do with their discarded and recycled amounts from Korea, some 15.9% post-industrial plastic and industry associations to ensure US. In other countries voluntary products, especially for mobile Japan, Europe and North America: and only 0.2% post-consumer that the appropriate legal framework take-back is provided for mobile phones and for the Recycling TVs – 137% (based on average plastic. Samsung has set a target is in place to facilitate IPR. phones and printer cartridges, a Direct programme in the US. life-span of 10 years, since of 25% recycled plastic content More information. small part of Samsung’s product More information here and when Samsung’s TV sales have out of total plastics used by 2025 To stay on 2 points Samsung portfolio. Samsung is operating here. increased 10-fold). Computers and will maximise the use of post should balance its statement on the mobile product collecting points Regional WEEE take- back – 12% (7 years) Mobile phones consumer recycled plastics over current attainability of IPR. To gain through ASC (Authorised Service schemes and contacts. – 9% (2 years). For top marks, post industrial plastics. It needs to top marks, Samsung will need to Centre) in India, and plans a Mobile phone take-back. Samsung needs to provide EU set intermediate targets, to monitor explore options for operationalising voluntary recycling programme in figures from own brand sampling progress towards 2025. IPR and to continue to lobby for IPR, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in of return rate, undertaken in at More information. inter alia to ensure the revised WEEE 2010. A voluntary programme is least one Northern EU country, legislation sets clearer requirements also planned for China in 2010. one Southern EU country and one (enforcement criteria) for the For more points Samsung needs new Member State – and provide implementation of IPR - ensuring a to extend its voluntary take-back indications of how it intends to shift to differentiated/ individualised for all products to non-OECD expand this sampling in the future. financing for own-brand real end-of- countries. Voluntary initiatives. More information. Recycling life costs for new WEEE. Global mobile phone recycling. amounts by region. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) GOOD (3+) Samsung Electronics supports Samsung reports total CO2 Samsung aims to reduce absolute Samsung reports that in the US, Since November 2008 100% of global mandatory cuts of emissions of 9,320,000 tons emissions of GHGs from its Samsung Austin Semiconductor Samsung models of mobile phone greenhouse gas emissions of at from its global plants in 2008, global manufacturing sites by purchases 6% of its electricity from External Power Supplies (EPS) globally least 50% by 2050 (from 1990 an increase of 10.6% from the 2% by 2011, from a baseline renewable sources. In Europe, have met the latest Energy Star levels) and cuts by industrialised previous year, due to expanded year of 2008, despite a growth in several subsidiaries use renewable requirements, and 94% of these countries of at least 30% as a production following capital company sales. energy, comprising approximately exceed the Energy Star requirements group by 2020. Samsung scores investments. See Sustainability More information. 15% of their annual electricity by 50% or more in no-load mode. maximum points for also calling for Report 2009 p.32 – 33 and p.80 consumption. Samsung also states 100% of all flat TV models globally global greenhouse gas emissions for verification certificate. Samsung that it is seeking to increase its use have met the latest Energy Star to peak by 2015. plans a GHG inventory covering of renewable energy by investing in requirements and 52% exceed them More information. the entire product life cycle in fuel and solar cells; to score points for standby mode by 50% or more. order to reduce other indirect GHG Samsung needs to report use of 100% of notebook PCs meet the emissions (scope 3), including RE as % of all electricity purchased latest ES standard and 13% exceed component suppliers, product use, and set a target with a timeline for the requirement for estimated annual logistics and disposal activities. increasing its use. energy consumption by 50% or more. More information. More information. More information here and here.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO • SA •PANASONIC NY •NO 8 ER 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics TOSHIBA Ranking = 4.5/10 – 1 = 3.5 Toshiba drops dramatically from 3rd place to 14th, due to the penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to bring to market new models of all its consumer electronics products free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) by 1 April 2010, its own timeline for meeting this commitment. It also loses points for failing to provide a new timeline, which means there is no longer a commitment to eliminate these harmful substances and for its lack of a third party verification certificate for its calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the verification that Toshiba provides is for CSR reporting. Despite the lost points for failing to renew its commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs, Toshiba is strongest on the chemicals criteria, scoring points for its Portege 600 series of PCs, which it describes as having “a PVC-free design”, excluding the AC adapter for markets outside Japan, but plastic moulded parts under 10g still contain BFRs. It also markets mobile phones with reduced PVC and BFRs, and EcoMark-certified products without PVC. Toshiba launched a TV (model 55X1) in December 2009 that has no BFRs in the cabinet and no PVC/BFRs in the main control circuit board. Toshiba has also committed to introduce alternatives to phthalates, beryllium and antimony by 2012 in all its products. The company scores poorly on e-waste due to its lack of support for Individual Producer Responsibility and its low use of recycled plastic. It has made little progress on rolling out global take-back for all its products over the last year. In particular it has failed to expand its TV take-back programme to non-OECD countries. However, Toshiba reports a recycling rate of 12 percent globally for a group of five types of products that includes TVs, PCs and 3 types of home appliances. It also provides separate global recycling rates for TVs (21.2 percent in 2008) and PCs (12.8 percent based on sales 10 and 7 years ago, respectively). On energy, Toshiba scores most of its points on the energy efficiency of its products. Toshiba reports that all PCs developed in 2009 (up to the end of July) comply with the new Energy Star 5, except non-OS models. All new LCD TVs released since November 2008 are Energy Star compliant and 34 models exceed the specifications by 30 percent or more. It is rewarded for supporting global cuts in GHG emissions with greater cuts for industrialised countries and for disclosing GHG emissions from its own operations and supply chain, but these are not third party verified. The company commits to cut GHG emissions and it has clarified that it aims to stop further increases by (financial year) 2012. Toshiba reports that the percentage of renewable energy used by the Toshiba Group in total (additional to that supplied by the grid) is approximately 0.6 percent up from 0.1 percent last year, although it fails to score points for this low percentage. TOSHIBA Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • TOSHIBA Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) BAD (0) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Support for the precautionary Toshiba has Green Procurement Toshiba has committed to phasing Toshiba has committed to Toshiba has no models of PC or principle on Toshiba’s global Guidelines for suppliers and ranks out PVC and BFRs from all its replace phthalates, beryllium and mobile phone completely free of corporate site refers to taking suppliers. See pdf file. products - not only from their compounds and antimony and PVC and BFRs. action on toxic chemicals Toshiba’s PC and Network notebook PCs and mobiles - with a compounds by 2012 in all its The Portege 600 series of PCs is regardless of lack of full scientific Company updated guidelines. timeline of FY 2009. consumer electronic products, if described as having “a PVC-free certainty. However, Toshiba makes Summary of revisions. More information. Toshiba alternatives are available. Despite design”, excluding the AC adapter no mention of the need for RoHS Guidelines for Green outlines its plan for introducing failing to meet its commitment on for markets outside Japan; it also 2.0 to adopt a ban on organo- Procurement v.7. BFR and PVC alternatives in TVs. PVC and BFR phase out, Toshiba has no BFRs in its external case chlorine and bromine compounds However, although Toshiba has continues to score maximum or plastic moulded parts over 10g (at least PVC, CFRs, and BFRs indicated that it is working hard points on this criterion. and the main PWB is halogen and within 3-5 years), as well as an to bring a PVC/BFR free product More information. antimony-free. More information end-of-life focused methodology on the market, there are currently For commitment to phase out here and here. for adding future substance no totally PVC/BFR free products these substances in notebook Information on mobile phones restrictions. More information. available. Given that by 1 April PCs. including PVC free USB cables and For PC Division see 2010 new models of all products halogen free printed circuit boards. commitment 4. should have been free of PVC and More than 90% of parts are BFR BFRs it must be concluded that free. More information. Toshiba has backtracked on its Case studies of other products commitment. Toshiba does not here. Toshiba has confirmed to provide a new timeline for meeting Greenpeace that in November this commitment, so it must be 2009, it launched a TV (model assumed that there is no longer 55X1), which has no BFRs in the a commitment to eliminate these cabinet and no PVC/BFRs in the substances. Therefore Toshiba main control circuit board. scores no points on this criterion. See halogen-free hard disk More information. drives here. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Toshiba believes that IPR provides Voluntary take-back of PCs, covering Comprehensive and improved Toshiba reports its ratio of Toshiba used about 1,100 tons of incentives for Design for Recycling. 80% of total (PC) sales, is provided in information to customers on the “recycling weight to the sales recycled plastic in FY2008, for the To score points Toshiba needs Canada, South Korea, Australia, New take-back of used PCs. Toshiba weight” for specified products base plates of washing machines, to explicitly support IPR with Zealand, China, Singapore, Thailand now provides information on (including TVs, PCs and 3 types multifunctional peripherals, TVs, no ‘flexibility’ caveat. For full and much of SE Asia. A take-back voluntary take-back of notebook of home appliances) based on air conditioners, notebook PCs marks, it needs to clarify that this service in India was launched in May PCs to customers in Thailand, current (not past) sales. For 2008, and other products. Toshiba plans means supporting differentiated/ 2009 and there are similar plans Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the recycling rate is 12.6%. to increase the ratio of recycled individualised financing for own- in Burma, Pakistan and Cambodia. Philippines and India. Toshiba provides separate global plastics to up to 25% of total brand real end-of-life costs (e.g. Toshiba’s recycling programs don’t More information. recycling rates for TVs (21.2% plastics use as part of its next no longer collective financing such include other Toshiba products like Select: Services & Support in 2008) and PCs (12.8% based voluntary plan, which will be after as market share but instead more TVs, which are so problematic at Information on take-back of on sales 10 and 7 years ago, FY 2012. real and individualised financing end-of-life. For more points Toshiba consumer electronics including respectively. Toshiba needs More information. such as return share) for new needs to expand its TV take-back TVs in the US here. to clarify how it calculates EU Examples of recycled plastics WEEE, in addition to lobbying for programme to non-OECD countries. recycling rates. used in MFP. IPR and exploring how IPR can be More information here and More information. Example of recycled plastic operationalised. here. Toshiba is part of recycling parts used in PC case. More information. joint venture MRM, which offers take-back of consumer electronics, including TVs. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) Toshiba states that it is Toshiba reports on emissions Toshiba scores a point on this Toshiba gives some examples Toshiba reports that all new LCD contributing to the G8 2008 from R&D, through procurement, criterion as it aims to stop increasing of renewable energy at Toshiba TVs released since November Summit agreement to reduce manufacturing, use & recycling, emissions by FY2012. It plans facilities and estimates that the 2008 are Energy Star compliant global GHGs by at least half by see p. 44 of CSR report 2009. to control the absolute reduction percentage of renewable energy and 34 models exceed the 2050; that Japan should decrease But Toshiba loses a point as at a level of 1.96 million tons by used by Toshiba Groups in total specifications by 30% or more. emissions by 60-80% by 2050 verification is for the whole CSR FY2012, to have emissions peak (additional to that supplied by the The 34 models exceeding ES 3.0 and that global emissions should report, not just the GHG emissions, at 70% less than the FY1990 level, grid) is approximately 0.6% up are not expressed as a % of all TV peak 2018-2028 and be halved by which should be verified to the ISO and decrease them by a further from 0.1% last year. To score models. More information. 2025. More information. standard. 10% by 2025. More information. points, Toshiba needs to invest in Toshiba reports that all PCs By 2025 global CO2 emissions Details of third party verification. Toshiba has a target of reducing CO2 renewable energy and set a target developed in 2009 (up to the end should be halved, with a reduction More information. emissions by 47% by 2012, but this and timeline for increased use of of July 2009) comply with the of 80% by advanced nations. is a relative ‘rate to net production RE globally. new Energy Star 5, except no-OS More information. output’. Reduction of non-CO2 GHG More information. models. More information. For full marks, Toshiba needs to emissions is 38% by 2012 for total support global emissions peaking emissions. The baseline year is by 2015. 2000. See p. 46 CSR report 2009.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics FUJITSU Ranking = 3.5/10 Fujitsu remains in 15 place, with the same score of 3.5 points. Fujitsu gains a point for adopting the precautionary principle to inform its chemical policy, but loses a point as the th certificate of third party verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is in fact for reporting in its sustainability report and not specifically for its calculation of GHG emissions. Fujitsu scores equal points on toxic chemicals and energy issues. It is rewarded for supporting the need for GHG emissions to peak by 2015 and for industrialised countries to cut GHG emissions by up to 30 percent. It also gains points for reporting that 100 percent of its notebook and tablet PCs released globally comply with the latest Energy Star standard. Fujitsu reports GHG emissions from its own operations for 2008, which have reduced from 2007, but these are not externally verified. It fails to score any points on renewable energy use providing figures only for Europe, where at least 15 percent of purchased electricity was renewable in 2007. Fujitsu has no commitment to reduce absolute GHG emissions. On chemicals, Fujitsu now scores maximum points for having a chemicals management system in place. It scores double points for the Fujitsu Technology Solutions (formerly Fujitsu Siemens Computers) PCs with reduced PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), sold in the EMEA region, including Europe. It also scores for committing to eliminate some phthalates in PCs by 2013. Fujitsu plans to totally abolish the use of PVC and the BFR HBCDD in PCs by the end of 2013, but scores no points on this criterion as it does not commit to phase out all BFRs. Although Fujitsu now provides a clear definition of the Precautionary Principle, it fails to show support for improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics); specifically, an immediate ban on BFRs, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC and a methodology for further restrictions of hazardous substances. Fujitsu is weakest on e-waste, but earns points for its voluntary programmes for the take-back and recycling of its discarded products. It provides information to some customers on what to do with their obsolete electronics. It also scores a point for albeit weak support for Individual Producer Responsibility and reporting recycling rates in a few EU countries. However there is plenty of room for improvement on its provision of information to customers, use of recycled plastic as well as its support for Individual Producer Responsibility. FUJITSU Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • FUJITSU Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Fujitsu defines the Precautionary Fujitsu’s Green Procurement Fujitsu plans to totally abolish Fujitsu plans to eliminate Fujitsu Technology Solutions Principle as a way of identifying Direction document (version the use of PVC in PCs by the end phthalates as part of its (formerly Fujitsu Siemens future substances for restriction 4.3) lists banned hazardous of 2013. The BFR HBCDD will commitment to phase out PVC Computers) still sells PCs with and the need to act despite substances & their limits, specifies also be eliminated by the end of in PCs, and names three specific reduced PVC and BFRs, although scientific uncertainty. However, ‘reportable’ substances based on 2013, however, the use of other phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) this information is difficult to find. Fujitsu makes no mention of the the REACH candidate substances BFRs in parts other than casings to be eliminated by the end of Since 1993, the company has need for RoHS 2.0 to adopt a ban and ‘control substances’. Both of is not referred to. This lack of a 2013. The use of beryllium in PCs made Green PCs, such as FUTRO on organo- chlorine and bromine these groups of substances can commitment to eliminate all BFRs is to be eliminated by the end of thin clients, ESPRIMO professional compounds (at least PVC, CFRs, be considered for inclusion on the means that Fujitsu scores no 2012. More information. PCs and CELSIUS workstations and BFRs within 3-5 years), as banned substances list, based on points on this criterion. Select ‘Activities for PCs’ at which use halogen-free flame well as an end-of-life focused the precautionary principle. More More information. Select end of page. retardant plastics and halogen- methodology for adding future information here and here. ‘Activities for PCs’ at end of free Printed Circuit Boards for substance restrictions. Version 4.3 Green Procurement page. mainboard and power supply. More information. Direction. More information. Select link for Guideline Regarding Non- Fujitsu Technology Solutions Containment Management on (‘Design and Manufacture’). Fujitsu Group Specified Under Chemical Use Policy, select Chemical Substances. Green PCs. Select Green IT (right hand side). For Green Label criteria select White Paper. Halogen-free and antimony-free 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drives. See p.54 of 2009 Sustainability Report. Fujitsu’s new Eco Keyboard has a PVC free USB cable. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Fujitsu’s recycling activities are As of June 2007, Fujitsu has Details of the regions giving Fujitsu reports a recycling rate Fujitsu used 80 tonnes of (pre- guided by the principles of producer initiated IT product recycling information on product recycling in 2007 of 22.5% in Germany consumer) recycled plastics in responsibility (EPR and IPR) which services in the United States, More information. and over 30% in 13 other EMEA FY2008 in Japan, about 2% of sees each producer as responsible Canada, Australia, the Philippines EU information. countries, based on past sales, the total amount of plastics used for its own products for disposal and Singapore. Fujitsu has also provided the using a 7-year PC lifespan. Fujitsu in PCs. To score one point, Fujitsu and recycling as well as design More information. link to FTS recycling site for should provide more information needs to set a goal with timeline and manufacture. But, there is See press release, for more information on recycling in on how the calculations are made, to increase the use of recycled no reference to IPR creating the details. EMEA, Asia and the USA. given that in EU, recycling of plastics. More information. feedback for eco-design. For more Fujitsu has also launched a special Contact details. e-waste is financed collectively points, Fujitsu needs to show that initiative in South Africa. More by current market share, and may it is actively lobbying for IPR and information. not represent what actually comes demonstrate its operationalisation back into the collective recycling by e.g. sampling of return share in systems. More information. collective recycling systems. Recycling data for Japan is More information. provided however, the recycling IPR statement by Fujitsu TS rate as a percentage of past sales under the global Fujitsu brand. is not given. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) The Fujitsu Group sees 2020 as CO2 emissions for the whole Fujitsu has a goal to reduce Fujitsu reports that in Europe at least Fujitsu reports that 100% of its a milestone in progress towards group were about 1.24 (down emissions per unit of actual sales 15 % of purchased electricity in notebook and tablet PCs released the target of halving current from1.345 mt in 07) million tons by 28% relative to fiscal 1990 2007 was generated by renewable globally are ES 5.0 qualified. greenhouse gas emissions by in fiscal 2008, of which 1.066 levels by the group as a whole energy sources. It is investigating More information. 2050, seeing it as essential that million tons were in Japan. More including overseas businesses, by alternative energy sources to further such emissions should peak by information. Reducing GHGs the end of fiscal 2010. But this reduce GHG emissions in order to 2015-2020, if the 2050 target is other than CO2. Fujitsu reports goal is per unit of sales and is not reach the European sustainability to be met. Fujitsu also identifies on CO2 and other GHG emissions absolute. Its goal for Japan is to target of 20 % in 2020. However, the need for industrialised from raw materials, manufacturing, limit energy consumption-related Fujitsu needs to report on its use countries to cut emissions by up distribution and usage for fiscal CO2 emissions at business sites to of renewable energy globally in to 30% by 2020. For maximum 2007. More information. below fiscal 1990 levels by the end order to score any points. More points, Fujitsu should support Data on Fiscal 2008 is also of fiscal 2010. But its emissions information. cuts by industrialised countries presented in Fujitsu’s 2009 have increased slightly and these Fujitsu reports that 7.3% of of at least 30% and worldwide Sustainability Report. absolute reduction targets use electricity from the Japanese power emissions peaking by 2015, in Fujitsu loses a point as its various baselines and geographies supply is renewable, however, as order to recognise that the world verification is for its whole and there is no indication of the this is part of the general electricity needs targets at the upper reaches sustainability report and not percentage of cuts across Fujitsu’s supply it doesn’t earn them any of the UNFCC recommendations. specifically for its calculation of whole business globally. points. More information. More information. GHG emissions. Verification. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics MICROSOFT Ranking = 3.3/10 Microsoft rises to 16 place from 17 , with an increased score of 3.3 points, up from 2.4. It gains most of its points on energy, for supporting mandatory cuts in global th th greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for providing external verification for its own GHG emissions; it is no longer scored on the energy efficiency of its products as there is still no Energy Star standard for games consoles. It also gains points on e-waste, for providing better information to its customers on take-back of obsolete products and for reporting on the recycling of its e-waste. However, it loses a point on chemicals management as despite being committed to phase out PVC vinyl plastic, this information is not communicated to its suppliers in its Restricted Substances for Hardware specification. Microsoft still scores most of its points on the chemicals criteria. The company has committed to removing PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from its hardware products by or before 2010, and phthalates by the end of 2010. However, it needs to put products on the market that are free from BFRs in printed circuit boards before it can score points for this criterion. It also fails to show support for improvements to the revised EU RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronics); specifically, a methodology for further restrictions of hazardous substances, and an immediate ban on BFRs, chlorinated flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC. On e-waste, apart from the additional points for information to its customers on take-back and reporting on recycling, Microsoft is rewarded for engaging in an EU coalition supporting Individual Producer Responsibility. On other e-waste criteria, Microsoft fails to score any points. On energy, the company gets points for reporting its total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from its own operations, which are verified externally, and for sourcing 24.4 percent of all the electricity used in 2007 from renewable sources, although it needs to commit to increase its use of renewable energy with a timeline. MICROSOFT Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • MICROSOFT Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Microsoft has a definition of the Microsoft lists its Chemical Microsoft is committed to Microsoft provides a timeline of Microsoft offers electronic Precautionary Principle, as defined Specifications and a procedure eliminating PVC and brominated the end of 2010 for eliminating products that are both phthalate in the UN Rio declaration. for identifying future substances flame retardants from all of its phthalates. See Section D, page and/or BFR free with the exception More information. for elimination. However, in hardware products by or before 13 of H00594 Restricted of the printed circuit board, and Select Precautionary Principle its Timeframe for Phase out 2010. More information. Substances Specification. gives an example of the Xbox Word file. (may require software) Substances, PVC is not listed, Select ‘Sustainability Fact Microsoft currently restricts certain 360 Wireless Microphone product However, Microsoft makes no despite its commitment to eliminate Sheet’ (may require software). phthalates and antimony in line provided with the game ‘Lips’, mention of the need for RoHS 2.0 PVC. Microsoft previously scored with the EU Toys Directive, for use which is BFR, PVC and phthalate to adopt a ban on organo- chlorine full marks on this criterion in in selected products such as game free, with the exception of BFR in and bromine compounds (at least error and therefore now loses a controllers. Beryllium compounds, the printed circuit board. To score PVC, CFRs, and BFRs within 3-5 point. More information. Select antimony and phthalates are all points printed circuit boards need years), as well as an end-of-life Restricted Substances for listed as reportable substances. to be free from BFRs. focused methodology for adding Hardware. -Word file, may need See p.10, 11 & 12 of Restricted Accessed from here. future substance restrictions. software. Suspect substances for Substances Specification. Select ‘Sustainability Fact Microsoft also needs to clarify its potential future elimination include Sheet’ (may require software). stance in relation to the position of those on the Canada Environmental the trade federation TechAmerica Protection Act Domestic Substance on further restrictions and in List and California Proposition particular PVC, CFRs and BFRs 65 List. However, the latter List within 3-5 years. includes 100s of substances, most of which are not used by the electronics industry. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) Microsoft states that it “supports Microsoft provides an address Microsoft provides links to official Microsoft reports that in 2009 it Microsoft is using recycled plastics the mandatory collection and for US Customers to mail back take-back programmes and funded the recycling of more than in product packaging films but no recycling of consumer electronics obsolete products, or they can other recycling organisations in the 9.3 million kilograms of electronic details are given about its use in funded by individual producers…”, be taken to two Microsoft store US, Canada, European Union, Asia, materials worldwide, representing hardware products. and has recently signed the IPR locations. However, voluntary take- Australia, New Zealand and South approximately 27% of its More information. statement. For more points back is not offered elsewhere. Africa. Microsoft also provides links worldwide sales seven years ago. Microsoft should document More information. to various recycling initiatives by More information. its operationalising of IPR and Microsoft refurbishes computers Microsoft (MAR, Digital Pipeline), For more points, Microsoft continue to lobby for IPR, inter and other devices to keep them in other organisations (eg. CEA’s needs to provide EU figures from alia by ensuring that the revised use and out of the waste stream as myGreenElectronics) and other own brand sampling of return WEEE legislation sets clearer long as possible – so that they can electronic manufacturers but it still rate, undertaken in at least one requirements (enforcement be recycled properly at the end of does not provide free take-back Northern EU country, one Southern criteria) for the implementation of life. More information. for its own products outside the EU country and one new Member IPR. More information. Microsoft’s Authorised Refurbisher US. To access this information, in State – and provide indications Select ‘Sustainability Fact (MAR) Programme. More Environment homepage, select: of how it intends to expand this Sheet’. (may require software). information here and here. News & Resources; Select: Case sampling in the future. Studies or Key Resources; Select: Recycle your Electronics Waste. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) N/A Microsoft now has a Climate Microsoft reports its total CO2 Microsoft has set a goal to reduce Microsoft reports that in 2007, There is still no Energy Star Change Policy Statement which equivalent emissions in 2008 at its carbon emissions per unit of renewable energy supplied standard for games consoles, supports government actions 46066 metric tonnes (scope 1), revenue at least 30% below 2008 24.4% of its total electricity although a new standard is being to transition to a low-carbon 799859 metric tonnes (scope levels by 2012. However, there is load associated with its facilities developed. As soon as a new economy. More information. 2), 291,888 metric tonnes from no commitment for absolute cuts and data centres; it is currently standard is in effect, Microsoft will Microsoft’s Climate Change employee business travel (scope 3). of GHG emissions. investigating opportunities to boost be scored on this criterion. Policy Statement. More information. More information. this percentage. Microsoft supports the need for a It gains an extra point for See Microsoft on the Topic: More information. 50 to 85 percent global reduction verification. Full details are Climate Change (may require Examples of its use of renewable of greenhouse gas emissions by provided to Carbon Disclosure software) energy are also given. 2050. For more points Microsoft Project, see questions 10.2, 11.2, `Sustainability Fact Sheet’ (may needs to support mandatory cuts 13.1, 13.4. (note log in is required require software). by industrialised countries of at to view). least 30% by 2020 and call for global GHG emissions to peak by 2015. More information.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics LENOVO Ranking = 2.9/10 - 1 = 1.9/10 Lenovo drops a place from 16th to 17th position, with a reduced score of 1.9, down from of 2.5 points. It remains encumbered by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009. It loses an additional point on its commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs, as progress is slow and there is no evidence to suggest that the 2011 timeline for removing these substances in all new models of products will be met. Lenovo also loses points on the energy efficiency of its PCs, as the information provided is only for its ‘Think’ branded products and is presented in a way that makes it impossible to compare with the performance of other companies. Lenovo scores equally on both toxic chemicals and e-waste issues. It is rewarded for committing to the phase-out of beryllium (including alloys and compounds) and antimony and its compounds by 2012, but phthalates are still only reportable substances. The company has released a second model of a PVC and BFR-free monitor, which is available globally, (with the exception of PVC/BFR-free power cords which are not available in certain areas). However, this is not enough to score a point. On e-waste issues, Lenovo offers take-back and recycling in 51 countries where Lenovo sells products directly, but not in countries where re-sellers sell its products. Information about this service to individual customers on what to do with their discarded PC is provided. Lenovo reports a recycling rate of 3.88% of the weight of products shipped in 2008 and 6.39% of the weight of products shipped in 2001. However, almost 80 percent of that data is based on the amount of EU e-waste whose recycling was financed by Lenovo – by current market share – and may bear no relation to the amount of Lenovo branded e-waste actually recycled. Lenovo also scores points for its use of recycled plastic. Lenovo scores the lowest points on energy of all the ranked companies, just one point for disclosing greenhouse gas emissions from global operations in 2008, even though these have increased by 6% and are not externally verified. LENOVO Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • LENOVO Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) GOOD (3+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) Lenovo scores a point for its Lenovo’s Engineering Specification Lenovo now states that it is Antimony and beryllium and their In September 2008, Lenovo released definition of the Precautionary 41A7731 reflects its commitments working towards the goal of compounds have a phase-out the first of two PVC and BFR-free Principle in its Sustainability Report on eliminating PVC, BFRs, and phasing out the use BFRs and target date of 2012. Just three monitors, the ThinkVision L2440x 2009, p 43. However, Lenovo beryllium, antimony and their PVC across all newly introduced types of phthalates are listed as Wide and ThinkVision L2251x Wide, makes no mention of the need compounds. products in 2011. reportable substances, which which are available globally, (with the for RoHS 2.0 to adopt a ban on More information. More information. may be candidates for further exception of PVC/BFR-free power organo-chlorine and bromine Select ‘Product Content Lenovo’s original timeline for restrictions in the future. The cords which not available in certain compounds (at least PVC, CFRs, Restrictions’ here and pdf here. eliminating PVC and BFRs in all threshold for reporting is 1000 geographies) It has completely and BFRs within 3-5 years), as products was end of 2009. It ppm except for beryllium that is phased-out the use of PVC/BFR in well as an end-of-life focused subsequently backtracked on this 200 ppm, due to the requirements all mechanical plastic parts (such methodology for adding future commitment providing a timeline of European recyclers. More as external covers, housings, etc.) substance restrictions. More of 2010. This timeline has shifted information. across all Lenovo product lines, but information here and pdf here. further in time to 2011; there pdf file (p.19). has no products fully free of PVC is little sign of progress beyond and BFRs besides the two monitors. the two PVC- and BFR-monitors More information here and here. released almost two years ago and In addition, Lenovo is running pilots Lenovo has provided no further of BFR-free printed circuit cards in information on how its plan will be select ThinkPad model notebooks. implemented. More information. ‘Choose Green, Choose Lenovo’ brochure. To score points Lenovo needs to bring out more models of monitors and PCs free of BFRs and PVC. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Lenovo supports IPR legislation Take-back is offered in 51 Lenovo provides take-back Lenovo recycled 3.88% of the Lenovo uses post-consumer that allows manufacturers to countries (of which 26 have information to both business weight of products shipped in recycled content in over 25 different recover their own brand products. voluntary take-back) where Lenovo and individual customers in 2008 and 6.39% of the weight products across multiple product However, for more points, Lenovo sells products directly, but not in countries where the company of products shipped in 2001. The lines. In 2009, Lenovo used over needs to clarify this means countries where re-sellers sell its sells its products directly. Lenovo majority of this was EU e-waste 8 million pounds (3636 tonnes) net supporting differentiated/ products. More information here provides information to individual for which Lenovo financed the of post-consumer recycled content. individualised financing for own- and here. customers in all the countries recycling based on current market More information. Over 30% brand real end-of-life costs (e.g. Product take-back has been where take-back is provided. share. To earn more points Lenovo net of all plastic weight purchased no longer collective financing such extended in India and in China. More information. has to provide EU figures from in 2009 to manufacture Lenovo as market share but instead more Lenovo now has a free take-back Information about Lenovo’s own brand sampling of return monitors consisted of low halogen real and individualised financing programme in the US. free take-back programme in rate, undertaken in at least one post-consumer recycled content; such as return share) for WEEE, More information. the US. Northern EU country, one Southern all ThinkVision monitors contain provide examples of where it is EU country and one new Member post consumer plastic. More doing advocacy and details of State – and provide indications information. Lenovo has achieved operationalisation of IPR. See of how it intends to expand this its target of 4% post consumer Sustainability Report p. 45. sampling in the future. See recycled plastics for monitors, Sustainability Report p. 45-47. desktops, servers and workstations in 2008/9. Although Lenovo is committed to increase the use of recycled plastic a specific target to increase its use further has not been set. See p. 41-42, 2009 Sustainability Report. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) BAD (0) Lenovo does not refer to support Lenovo reports GHG emissions of Lenovo has pledged to increase Lenovo estimates that over 10% Lenovo offers a full complement of for global mandatory reductions 82,163 metric tons from global carbon efficiency by 10% by of its total electricity usage comes Energy Star qualified ThinkCentre A in GHG emissions. Lenovo operations in 2008; this includes 2012 based on 2007 emissions. from renewable sources, as the & M Series desktops and ThinkPad needs to call for global GHG scope 1 and 2 emissions, and However, these reductions are not majority of its electricity usage is Edge, R, SL, T, and W Series emissions to peak by 2015 and scope 3 emissions from employee absolute. More information. in China, where 17% of electricity notebooks; many configurations for industrialised countries as a travel. This is an increase of 6% See Sustainability Report p 48. comes from renewable sources. exceed the ES requirements by group to accept mandatory cuts from 73,566 metric tonnes in During FY 2009-10, Lenovo hopes However, other than this, the 10% to more than 25%. 75% of of at least 30% by 2020. It is 2007. No reference to external to commit to absolute reductions percentage of renewable energy all Energy Star displays exceed disappointing that Lenovo has yet verification. consistent with those called for that Lenovo has invested in is not the standard by at least 10%, with to make a statement on the need See Sustainability Report by the international scientific given and there is no global target 33% by at least 25%. However, for mandatory reduction of GHG p 48-49. community. for increasing its use. To score Lenovo scores no points as this emissions. More information. points on this criterion, Lenovo information is only for its ‘Think’ needs to report on renewable branded products; information energy use sourced through its on ES qualified products as a own efforts. percentage of all products is not See Sustainability Report p 49. given. More information. Green product initiatives.
  • 5 6 P •PHILIPS 4 •SHAR •MOTOROLA ER •AC 7 3 E •LG MSUNG •DELL •APPLE •SO •SA •PANASONIC NY •NO ER 8 2 VO •S O N Y ICS KIA NO SHIB A S 9 1 LE WH O N • O • T O JITSU •HP ND •FU ROSOFT BE O W 10 0 E INT IC F IL T IR L •N •M GR O G ST -- GUIDE TO EE O N? + GREENER ELECTRONICS VERSION 15 greenpeace.org/electronics This Guide ranks leading mobile phone, game console, TV and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals, taking responsibility for their products MAY 2010 once they are discarded by consumers, and their impact on the climate. Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and clarifications and communications with the companies. greenpeace.org/electronics NINTENDO Ranking = 1.8/10 Nintendo remains in last place but has increased its score to 1.8 out of 10, up from 1.4. It gains points for adopting the precautionary principle in its approach to managing chemical substances and for publishing its Standards for chemicals management. Nintendo scores most points on chemicals; it has put games consoles on the market that have PVC-free internal wiring. It has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony and beryllium. Although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC, it has not set a timeline for its phase-out. It continues to score zero on all e-waste criteria. It scores points on energy criteria, for the energy efficiency of its low power AC adaptor for the Nintendo DSi, which meets the requirements for external power supplies in the Energy Star programme. It also retains a point on energy for disclosing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its own operations. However, it fails to score for its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, due to a second year of increases, despite a commitment to cut CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases by 2 percent over each previous year. Emissions in 2007 increased by 1.5 percent compared to 2006, following a rise of 6 percent in 2006. NINTENDO Overall Score BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) GOOD (3+) Precautionary Principle and support for revision of RoHS Directive. Chemicals Management Timeline for PVC & BFR phaseout Timeline for additional substances phaseout PVC-free and/or BFR-free models (companies score double on this criterion) Individual producer responsibility Voluntary take-back Information to individual customers Amounts recycled Use of recycled plastic content Global GHG emissions reduction support Carbon Footprint disclosure Own GHG emissions reduction commitment Amounts of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this criterion)
  • NINTENDO Detailed Scoring Chemicals Precautionary Principle PVC-free and/or Chemicals Timeline for Timeline for additional and support for revision of BFR-free models RoHS Directive. Management PVC & BFR phaseout substances phaseout (double points) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY GOOD (2+) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Nintendo scores a point for Nintendo publishes its PVC is listed as a substance Six types of Phthalates are listed Nintendo states that PVC was following the Precautionary ‘Environmental Control Standards’ ‘subject to early withdrawal’ as ‘banned substances’ by completely eliminated from plastic Principle, even if adverse effects including lists of substances and Nintendo states that it is Nintendo on their Environment- playing cards and the internal have not been scientifically that are banned, subject to early ‘currently working towards Related Substances List. wiring of games consoles. proven. However, Nintendo withdrawal, and under application eliminating’ it, although no Antimony and Beryllium and More information here and makes no mention of the need control. More information. timeline is given for its phase-out. their compounds and Bis here. for RoHS 2.0 to adopt a ban on Nintendo gains an extra point BFRs are listed as ‘substances (2-methoxyethyl) phthalate are organo- chlorine and bromine for publishing its Standards for under application control’, listed as substances under compounds (at least PVC, CFRs, Environment-Related Substance. which are monitored for content application control. and BFRs within 3-5 years) as However, it still needs to outline amount. More information. well as an end-of-life focused its criteria for identifying future More information. methodology for adding future substances for restriction. substance restrictions. More information. More information here and here. E-Waste Provides info for Use of recycled plastic Provides voluntary Reports on amount of Support for Individual individual customers on content in products - and take-back where e-waste collected and Producer Responsibility take-back in all countries timelines for increasing no EPR laws exist recycled where products are sold content BAD (0) BAD (0) BAD (0) BAD (0) BAD (0) Nintendo considers the promotion Nintendo of America (NOA) now Nintendo.com (America) gives Nintendo of America claims a No information. of recycling of used products and links to the Environment Canada links to Environment Canada near 100% recycling rate for packaging to be one of its most recycling information website recycling information and the US product returns and repairs in important responsibilities and in addition to USEPA’s eCycling EPA disposal and recycling pages, the US, and reports that the complies with the laws of each hardware and battery recycling and provides a phone number. total amount of used products region. However, there is no programmes. It also provides More information. returned by customers in FY2008 reference to Individual Producer a phone number with business Information on product take-back was 552 tons. However, there Responsibility. hours given in Pacific time for systems in Europe is available on is no information on its recycling More information. hardware and battery recycling. the packaging and in the manuals performance in other parts of the More information. of products. More information. world. More information. Energy Support for global Company Commitment to Amount of Energy efficiency of mandatory reduction of carbon footprint reduce own direct renewable energy New Models GHG emissions disclosure GHG emissions used (double points) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) BAD (0) BAD (0) PARTIALLY BAD (1+) Nintendo states that the reduction Nintendo reports on emissions of Nintendo aims to reduce CO2 No information Nintendo has developed a low of CO2 emissions is one of the CO2, both absolute and per sales emissions and other greenhouse power AC adaptor for the Nintendo most important issues for the unit, for all business offices in gases by 2% over each previous DSi that meets the requirements world today. However, to score 2008, except Nintendo of Korea, year. However, Nintendo scores on the external power supply on this criterion Nintendo needs but these are not externally zero as emissions in 2008 in the Energy Star Program for to support mandatory cuts of at verified. More information. increased by 1.2% compared to energy-efficient products. Even least 30% by 2020 and call for 2007, following a rise of 1.5% in though the game consoles are global GHG emissions to peak by 2007 and 6% in 2006. Nintendo not subject to the Energy Star 2015. More information. intends to step-up its efforts on Program at this stage, the Nintendo reducing CO2 emissions. DSi adaptor (100v-120v) meets More information. the requirements equivalent to the current strictest level V requirements (standby power: 0.3W; average efficiency: 66.8% ; rated output power: 4.14 W). Both the Wii console and the DSi also meet the requirements of the EuP Directive that came into effect in 2010. More information.
  • Criteria on Toxic Chemicals Greenpeace wants to see electronics companies clean up their act. Ranking criteria explained Substituting harmful chemicals in the production of electronics will prevent worker As of the 8th edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace scores exposure to these substances and contamination of communities that neighbour electronics brands on a tightened set of chemicals and e-waste criteria, production facilities. Eliminating harmful substances will also prevent leaching/off- (which include new criteria) and on new energy criteria. gassing of chemicals like brominated flame retardants (BFR) during use, and enable electronic scrap to be safely recycled. The presence of toxic substances in electronics The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to perpetuates the toxic cycle – during reprocessing of electronic waste and by using electronics companies. Our two demands are that companies should: contaminated secondary materials to make new products. (1) clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances; and The issue of toxicity is overarching. Until the use of toxic substances is eliminated, it is (2) take-back and recycle their products responsibly once they become impossible to secure ‘safe’ recycling. For this reason, the points awarded to corporate obsolete. practice on chemicals are weighted more heavily than criteria on recycling. The two issues are connected: the use of harmful chemicals in electronic Although there are five criteria on both chemicals and waste, the top score on chemicals products prevents their safe recycling once the products are discarded. is 18 points, as double points are awarded for vinyl plastic-free (PVC) and BFR-free Given the increasing evidence of climate change and the urgency of models on the market, whereas the top score on e-waste is 15 points. addressing this issue, Greenpeace has added new energy criteria to The first criterion has been sharpened to require companies not only to have a chemicals encourage electronics companies to: policy underpinned by the Precautionary Principle, but also to support a revision of the (3) improve their corporate policies and practices with respect to Climate RoHS Directive that bans further harmful substances, specifically BFRs, chlorinated and Energy flame retardants (CFRs) and PVC. The criterion on Chemicals Management remains the same. The criterion: BFR-free and PVC-free models on the market, also remains the Ranking regrading: Companies have the opportunity to move towards a same and continues to score double points. greener ranking as the guide will continue to be updated every quarter. However penalty points will be deducted from overall scores if Greenpeace finds a The two former criteria: Commitment to eliminating PVC with timeline and Commitment company lying, practicing double standards or other corporate misconduct. to eliminating all BFRs with timeline, have been merged into one criterion, with the lower level of commitment to PVC or BFR elimination determining the score on this criterion. Disclaimer: Greenpeace’s ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ aims to clean up the electronics sector and get manufacturers to take responsibility for the full A new criterion has been added, namely Phase out of additional substances with life cycle of their products, including the electronic waste that their products timeline(s). The additional substances, many of which have already been identified by generate and the energy used by their products and operations. the brands as suspect substances for potential future elimination are: The guide does not rank companies on labour standards, social responsibility (1) all phthalates, or any other issues, but recognises that these are important in the production (2) beryllium, including alloys and compounds and and use of electronics products. (3) antimony/antimony compounds Changes in ranking guide: We first released our ‘Guide to Greener Criteria on e-waste Electronics’ in August 2006, which ranked the 14 top manufacturers of Greenpeace expects companies to take financial responsibility for dealing with the personal computers and mobile phones according to their policies on toxic electronic waste (e-waste) generated by their products, to take back discarded products chemicals and recycling. in all countries with sales of their products and to re-use or recycle them responsibly. In the sixth issue of the Guide, we added the leading manufacturers of TVs Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) provides a feedback loop to the product designers – namely, Philips and Sharp – and the game console producers Nintendo and of the end-of-life costs of treating discarded electronic products and thus an incentive Microsoft. The other market leaders for TVs and game consoles are already to design out those costs. included in the Guide. An additional e-waste criterion has been added and most of the existing criteria have In the eighth edition, we sharpened some of the existing ranking criteria on been sharpened, with additional demands. The new e-waste criterion requires the toxic chemicals and e-waste and added a criterion on each issue. We also brands to report on the use of recycled plastic content across all products and provide added five new energy criteria. In the fourteenth edition the criteria for the timelines for increasing content. Precautionary Principle was made more challenging. Criteria on energy For the latest version greenpeace.org/greenerelectronics The five new energy criteria address key expectations that Greenpeace has of responsible companies that are serious about tackling climate change. They are: (1) Support for global mandatory reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; In versions 11 and 12 of the Guide, PC manufacturers HP, Dell and (2) Disclosure of the company’s own GHG emissions plus emissions Lenovo were served a penalty point for backtracking on their commitment from two stages of the supply chain; to eliminate vinyl plastic (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) (3) Commitment to reduce the company’s own GHG emissions with from their products from the end of 2009. The penalty point on HP was timelines; lifted in version 13; LGE was served a penalty point for backtracking on (4) Amount of renewable energy used its timeline to eliminate PVC and BFRs in all its products by end of 2010. (5) Energy efficiency of new models (companies score double on this In version 14 Samsung was served a penalty point for backtracking criterion) on its commitment to eliminate BFRs in new models of all products by January 2010 and PVC by end of 2010. In this version, Toshiba is also Click here to see more detailed information on the ranking served a penalty point for backtracking on its commitment to phase out PVC and BFRs by April 2010. Samsung, LGE, Dell and Lenovo continue to be penalised in this version with Samsung being served with a further penalty point for misleading its customers and Greenpeace by not admitting that it would not meet its commitment.