Greenpeace has detailed the green credentials of the world’s largest electronics firms in a report revealed at CES in Las Vegas today.
The results of the Green Electronics Survey were compiled from the answers of a questionnaire sent to 21 firms by the organisation. The survey asked about the types of chemicals, toxic ones in particular, that were used in the manufacturing processes of their products, The Guardian reports.
Asus was named the greenest in both the netbook computing and the monitors categories. Dell was found to be one of the least green firms, with its Latitude netbook and Aero smartphone coming last in their respective categories.
Toxics campaigner for Greenpeace Renee Blanchard said: “It is clear from our research that the consumer electronics giants can design and bring to market greener products. The next challenge for the industry is to design green products last longer and can be repaired rather than replaced every few years.”
Apple and Philips were not featured in the survey as they refused to provide data requested by the questionnaire.