WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 12:40 p.m. ET) — Hewlett Packard Co. has taken the lead among electronics manufacturers in sustainable operations, Greenpeace said in releasing the group's Guide to Greener Electronics.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP, known for its production of laptops, desktop and printers, scored 5.9 on the 10-point scale used by Greenpeace, which considered carbon footprint in manufacturing, hazardous materials in products, take-back and recycling programs and the use of sustainable materials in products and packaging.
A total of 15 companies were ranked, with Dell, Nokia, Apple and Philips rounding out the top five.
"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," said Greenpeace International campaigner Tom Dowdall in a statement. "However all companies we included in the guide have an opportunity to show more leadership in reducing their climate impact."
The full rankings can be viewed on Washington-based Greenpeace's website.