LONDON Environmental lobby organization Greenpeace International (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) has kept Nokia at the top of its Greener Electronics Guide as it moved into its fourteenth edition.
At the other end of the scale of 18 leading manufacturers of consumer electronics Microsoft and Nintendo continue to be criticized as poor global citizens. Up and down the list a number of electronics companies were deducted points for failing to lobby for the phase out of hazardous materials or not meeting elimination targets.
Greenpeace first released its 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.
The ranking is as follows:
Sony Ericsson (6.9)
LG Electronics (5.1)
At the bottom of the list Microsoft drops to 17th position from 15th with a reduced score of 2.4 points, down from 2.7 and Nintendo remains in last place.
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