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Sony Takes First in Greenpeace Green IT Survey; Still has a Long Way to Go

Author: GreenerComputing.com, Published on: 6 March 2008

By producing the only products to score over the 50 percent mark in a survey of business and consumer electronics products, Sony's Vaio notebook and a Sony Ericsson mobile phone and PDA were the most environmentally friendly models on the market -- but the results show just how far the industry as a whole has to come... Greenpeace said that its findings do suggest that the industry is taking significant steps toward green electronics. The report's authors find that the industry is moving out in front of existing regulations, like RoHS and WEEE, and that manufacturers and purchasers alike are quickly responding to the demand for toxic-free and energy efficient products, despite years of neglect on both of those fronts. [also refers to positive steps on by Dell, HP, Apple, Nokia; failure to disclose environmental data by Nintendo]

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Related companies: Apple Dell Ericsson HP (Hewlett-Packard) Nintendo Nokia Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson)