HP, Dell, Philips earn top positions in green electronics guide
- 11 November 2011
LONDON: The Climate Group member HP has earned the #1 position in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, demonstrating pro-active leadership that is driving a Clean Revolution in the IT industry.
The Guide to Greener Electronics ranked 15 leading companies on their energy use, products, operations and carbon footprint.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) scored top marks for its supply chain management and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement, reduction and disclosure. HP gained maximum points for its paper policy and was praised for advocating climate legislation.
Tom Dowdall, International campaigner, Greenpeace International said: “Right now, HP takes the top spot because it is scoring strongly by measuring and reducing carbon emissions from its supply chain, reducing its own emissions and advocating for strong climate legislation. However all companies we included in the Guide have an opportunity to show more leadership in reducing their climate impact.”
Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies, The Climate Group says: “It is significant that HP is driving a culture of transparent reporting beyond its own operations to its suppliers, which is in turn yielding annual reductions in emissions. We are also pleased to see our members Dell and Philips in top spots and look forward to even higher scores next year as these companies continue to drive forward the Clean Revolution.”
Dell gained second place – a much higher spot than last year’s 10th place – for its ambitious pledge to cut emissions by 40% by 2015 and strong paper sourcing policy.
Philips secured 5th place for actively supporting progressive clean energy policy and for its general energy measures.
The Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics is part of Greenpeace’s larger campaign to encourage the IT industry to cut emissions and address sustainability across their operations. The Guide has already encouraged pivotal changes within the industry, including the phasing out of all products’ hazardous materials.