Indian High-Tech Giant Wipro Snags Top Spot on New Greener Electronics List

The firm scored more green points than HP, Nokia, Dell, Apple and Samsung

By Laura Sinpetru on November 20th, 2012 21:31 GMT

Greenpeace environmentalists have a habit of looking into how internationally known and acclaimed companies impact on the natural world. Thus, quite often, various green-oriented lists, whose goal is to let consumers know what companies are the most environmentally friendly, hit the public eye.

The latest such list is named “Greener Electronics,” and focuses on the ecological impact of various companies that are in the business of marketing mobile phones, tablets, personal computers and the like, ZD Net explains.

Interestingly enough, the “Greener Electronics” top rates Indian high-tech giant Wipro as the most environmentally-friendly one.

Thus, it seems that this company has made significant progress in terms of upping its dependence on green energy sources.

As well as this, its working agenda has sustainable development as one of its main drives, meaning that recycling and refurbishment policies have been given due consideration and that the products marketed by this company contain little toxic materials.

Moreover, both product energy efficiency and voluntary take-back policies have been embraced by Wipro.

“On the Energy criteria Wipro shows leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing its use of renewable energy. (...) On Products criteria, Wipro receives maximum points for placing energy efficient products in the market. (…) On the Sustainable Operations criteria, Wipro continues to receive the maximum score for its effective take-back policy and performance on the collection and recycling of post-consumer e-waste,” reads Wipro's report card.

Whereas Wipro scored 7.1 such green points out of a total of 10, companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Acer, Dell, Apple, Samsung and Sony only got 5.7, 5.4, 5.1, 4.6, 4.5, 4.2 and 4.1, respectively.

Interestingly enough, Nokia fell on the third place in this top after three consecutive years in which it succeeded in claiming the top spot.

“Wipro has set a new benchmark for sustainability not only in India but across the globe, that will have a long-term impact in shaping the green energy debate in the electronics industry.”

“The rest of the electronics sector should follow in the footsteps of Wipro's climate leadership,” Greenpeace member Abhishek Pratap commented with respect to the “Greener Electronics” list.
Wipro snags top spot in new "Greener Electronics" list
   Wipro snags top spot in new "Greener Electronics" list
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