Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics: July 2007
Companies are ranked on information that is publicly available and communications/clarifications with the companies. Greenpeace follows these criteria when ranking companies:Chemicals policy and practice
- A chemicals policy based on the Precautionary Principle
- Chemicals Management: supply chain management of chemicals via e.g. banned/restricted substance lists, policy to identify problematic substances for future elimination/substitution
- Timeline for phasing out all use of vinyl plastic (PVC)
- Timeline for phasing out all use of brominated flame retardants (not just those banned by EU’s RoHS Directive)
- PVC- and BFR-free models of electronic products on the market.
Policy and practice on Producer Responsibility for taking back their discarded products and recycling:
- Support for individual (financial) producer responsibility – that producers finance the end-of-life management of their products, by taking back and reusing/recycling their own-brand discarded products.
- Provides voluntary takeback and recycling in every country where its products are sold, even in the absence of national laws requiring Producer Responsibility for electronic waste.
- Provides clear information for individual customers on takeback and recycling services in all countries where there are sales of its products.
- Reports on amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collected and recycled.