According to latest survey of Greenpeace green electronics survey ranking 17 manufacturers on achievement of environmental goals, Nokia and Samsung are leaders of green electronics. While Nokia remains in top positing with a score of 7.45 points out of a possible 10, Samsung held on to second position with a score of 7.1.

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Sony Ericsson moved further up in the rankings, retaining its third-place score but improving that number to 6.5, up from 5.7 in the March 2009 rankings.

The scorecard rates manufacturers on three criteria: reducing the climate impacts of products and operations, responsible recycling and take back of unwanted electronics, and the elimination of toxic materials from the products themselves.

It’s the issue of toxics that has had the biggest impact on scores this time around, as three companies — Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo — all lost a point due to their failure to address toxics issues.

Each of those three companies placed toward the bottom of the most recent rankings: Dell with 3.9 points, HP with 3.5, and Lenovo in third-from-last place with 2.5 points.

read more at GreenBiz

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