Wipro tops Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics
Wipro takes top spot based on commitment to green energy, environmentally friendly products and sustainability
Indian IT major Wipro has topped Greenpeace's latest ranking of green electronics companies.
Wipro took first place in the Guide to Greener Electronics, on its debut ranking on the international list of electronics companies and their commitment to producing greener products.
The eighteenth edition of the guide, which ranks companies on use of green energy, green products and sustainable operations, covers sixteen of the leading companies in the consumer electronics sector.
Wipro scored high marks across all three categories. Greenpeace noted its aggressive targets on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations, and in adopting renewable energy sources, and advocacy for use of clean energy, solar power and the use of ICT in climate change mitigation.
The company's products, such as the Greenware line of eco-friendly desktops, also rated highly for meeting green standards including Energy Star and ES 5.0, and removal of polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) and brominated frame retardants (BFRs) from product construction.
Greenpeace gave Wipro maximum marks for sustainable operations, including its take-back policy for collection and recycling of products, including a network of over 300 authorised collection centres, the largest of any PC manufacturer in India.
HP slipped from first place on the list to second, although Greenpeace noted that the company had made progress, along with Apple and Dell, in identifying and reducing conflict minerals within their supply chain.
Nokia ranked third on the list, followed by Acer and Dell. The worst performer was Research In Motion, which was ranked poorly on GHG reduction targets and use of renewable energy, although it has made progress in the energy efficiency of its products and commitment to sourcing materials.