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Greenpeace Downgrades Apple to 9th Spot in Guide to Greener Electronics

Apple has dropped to 9th place from 5th, in the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics with the same score of 4.9 for failing to provide a public position on its support for immediate restrictions in RoHS 2.0 on organo- chlorine and bromine compounds.
Greenpeace believes “Apple does best on the toxic chemicals criteria, where it scores most of its points.”
The non-profit organization acknowledges that, at the moment, all but one of Apple’s gadgets free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). PVC-free power cords shipped to countries where their safety certification process is still ongoing are the exception.
Apple continues to score full marks for this, Greenpeace notes.
“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,” the environmentalists add.
“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,” Greenpeace claims.
One measly point was gained by Apple on information about its management of chemicals and its supply chain communications.
According to Greenpeace, “this criterion evaluates disclosure of information flow in the supply chain.”
Finally, the organization again noted that Apple wasn’t doing a great job at providing the least amount of information about its future toxic chemical phase-out plans.
“Apple also continues to score poorly for the minimal information it provides about its future toxic chemical phase-out plans.”

SCIT’s Initiative in promoting GREEN IT

SCIT Initiative in promoting GREEN IT

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

We first released our ‘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.

Ranking criteria explained

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our three demands are that companies should:

  • clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances;
  • takeback and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete.
  • Reduce the climate impacts of their operations and products.

We at SCIT strive to protect the environment. Our Symbiosis Infotech Campus is a no pollution and no plastic zone. From this year onwards we have taken an initiative to be a college with Green IT too. The use of paper in our college is to the minimum and to complement that in our library we have most of the books in their electronic license format. One more step in Going green has been the selection of the laptops by the students to use during the academic course. The majority has laptops from DELL and HP which are among the top 3 Greenest companies.

LAptops owned by SCIT 08 - 10 batch
LAptops owned by SCIT 08 - 10 batch

*Greenpeace Ratings

1. Nokia
2. Dell
3. Hewlett-Packard
4. Sony Ericsson
5. Samsung
6. Sony
7. LG Electronics
8. Panasonic
9. Toshiba
10. Fujitsu Siemens Computers
11. Apple
12. Acer
13. Motorola