It may be failing in terms of handset sales so far this year, but Sony Ericsson’s not necessarily crumbling on all fronts. Take the environment-friendliness of their handsets for example. This has garnered them the Greenpeace Greenest Electronics Award for 2008, besting the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, Nokia, Apple and Philips.
Judging by their overachievement with regards to Energy Star requirements on their phones, the fact that all of them are PVC-free and that most harmful chemicals have not seen the light of day on all phones launched since the start of this year, lets Sony Ericsson take home the title of being the most environment-friendly electronics company.
Last place was taken by Nintendo, notable recently for the Wii gaming console, while Nokia, Apple, Motorola and LG are somewhere halfway down SE on Greenpeace’s scale, which was noticeably very low to begin with.
Although we may not be able to see the harmful effects of various substances in our electronic devices at the small scale, Greenpeace assures us that it’s an issue that’s not to be taken lightly. And it gives out the Greenest Electronics Company Awards yearly to commend on products and companies that are promptly doing their part.
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