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Lenovo, Arizona DEQ Join R2 Recycling Leaders

PC manufacturer Lenovo and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality have joined the R2 Leaders recycling program. Companies, organizations and other stakeholders joining the program pledge to manage their electronics responsibly, consider R2 Certification as part of their criteria for choosing a recycler, and demonstrate leadership in the field of … Read more »

Major Companies Push LCD Suppliers to Make F-GHG Reductions

Major Companies Push LCD Suppliers to Make F-GHG Reductions

In the past year, five companies – Dell, HP, Lenovo, Best Buy and Wal-Mart – have come together to ask their LCD panel suppliers to reduce the amount of potent fluorinated greenhouse gases used during their manufacturing process, according to the EPA. Specifically, the companies asked that suppliers 1) develop … Read more »

CRedit360 Advances Lenovo’s Sustainability Reporting

Technology giant Lenovo says it will use CRedit360’s sustainability software to collect data from worldwide locations for its annual sustainability report and the CDP reporting framework. It will also make use of specific modules to track the progress of energy efficiency projects. The company says in addition to streamlining data … Read more »

GE, Huawei, Baosteel Top Green Company Ranking

GE, Huawei, Baosteel Top Green Company Ranking

Telecommunications company Huawei Technology, iron and steel firm Baosteel Group, and General Electric have taken the top spots in the China Entrepreneur Club’s annual lists of China’s greenest companies. The China Top 100 Green Companies list is now in its fifth year. The 2014 list was selected from over 1,300 large-sized Chinese operations. Applications from … Read more »

Dell, Canon, Ricoh, Xerox Debut on EPEAT Imaging Equipment Registry

Canon, Dell, Ricoh and Xerox are the first manufacturers to have qualifying products listed in the new imaging equipment category of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, which already operates a registry for computers and displays, finalized standards for imaging equipment last June. … Read more »

Controversial Apple Laptop Verified as EPEAT-Compliant; Samsung, Toshiba, Lenovo Also Approved

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, which stirred controversy when the manufacturer withdrew and then reinstated use of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, has been verified as meeting EPEAT standards, as EPEAT announces that all ultralight devices listed in its registry met the organization’s environmental criteria. This includes ultrathin notebooks … Read more »

HP Knocks Nokia from Lead in Greenpeace Electronics Guide

HP Knocks Nokia from Lead in Greenpeace Electronics Guide

HP has taken the lead in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, while the scores of former front runners Nokia and Sony Ericsson have dropped. The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks 15 companies on factors including greenhouse gas emissions, product take-back and elimination of hazardous and unsustainable materials from products and … Read more »

Lenovo ThinkPads to Feature Cisco Energy Management

Lenovo is rolling out a suite of laptops that will be the first PCs to support the Cisco EnergyWise energy management service, the two companies have announced. EnergyWise is a service embedded within millions of Cisco Catalyst switches deployed in enterprises around the world. The two companies say their collaboration … Read more »

Lenovo Secures First Gold Laptop Certification

Lenovo has become the first company to earn the highest rating in the laptop category of UL Environment’s Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for high-tech equipment, the company has announced. The ThinkPad T420, to be launched later this month, won a Gold SPC rating. The UL determined the product’s compliance with … Read more »

New Business Requirement: Right-Sizing Environmental Footprints

New Business Requirement: Right-Sizing Environmental Footprints

Until recently, the term environmental footprint didn’t register on most people’s radars. Now organizations and their publics are increasingly paying attention to environmental footprints.  Many large businesses are looking at the environmental requirements of vendors as part of the purchasing process. Tools like EPEAT, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, … Read more »

ICT Firms Slow to Adopt Sustainability

IBM, Fujitsu, HP, Cisco and BT ranked in the top five positions in an assessment of 28 global information and communication technology (ICT) providers, according to a new report by Gartner and WWF Sweden. The report also reveals that Verizon and Lenovo did not score well, ranking No. 19 and … Read more »