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Maciamo
10-09-20, 11:42
I have recently written a guide to the most ethical and eco-friendly fashion brands (https://www.eupedia.com/ecology/ethical_fashion_brands_ratings.shtml). I have concocted a similar rating system for electric appliances and electronic devices. I did not include ethical ratings such as working conditions, worker's rights, wages, tax avoidance and the like as I wanted this ranking to be specifically about the environment.

The S&P Global ESG (https://www.spglobal.com/ratings/en/products-benefits/products/esg-evaluation) (Environmental Social and Governance) for 2019 is the most comprehensive rating and assesses company's overall sustainability with regard to economic, environmental, and social factors. S&P (Standard & Poor's) is a New York-based company specialised in corporate ratings.

CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is an organisation based in the UK which supports companies and cities to disclose the environmental impact of major corporations. It provides separate ratings for climate change and water security. Scores are for 2019.

The American magazine Newsweek's Green Rankings 2017 are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. They did not rate many Japanese and Taiwanese companies.

Greenpeace published a Guide to Greener Electronics 2017, which measures 3 factors:


Reduction of greenhouse gases through efficiency and renewable energy
Sustainable design and use of recycled materials
Elimination of hazardous chemicals from both the product itself and manufacturing


In order not to give twice more weight to the CDP rating, I have made an average of the Climate + Water scores before calculating the total for the overall score.

I converted the letter scoring to a percentage this way:

A = 100
A- = 95
B+ = 85
B = 80
B- = 75
C+ = 65
C = 60
C- = 55
D+ = 45
D = 40
D- = 35
E = 20
F = 0

Note that Chinese companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Haier had too few ratings to be included, but generally performed poorly when rated.



Brand
S&P Global ESG (https://www.spglobal.com/esg/csa/yearbook/ranking/)
CDP Climate (https://www.cdp.net/en/responses/316)
CDP Water (https://www.cdp.net/en/responses/64620)
CDP Average
Newsweek (https://www.newsweek.com/top-500-global-companies-green-rankings-2017-18)
Greener Electronics (https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/reports/greener-electronics-2017/)
TOTAL












Konica Minolta
88
95
80
87.5


87.75


Philips
82
100
100
100
77.9

86.63


Ricoh
85
95
80
87.5


86.25


Siemens
79
95
75
85
85.3

83.10


Electrolux
67
95
95
95


81.00


HP
90
100
100
100
67.1
65
80.53


Xerox
64
95
95
95


79.50


Nikon
66
100
80
90


78.00


Seiko Epson
73
80
80
80


76.50


Kyocera
57
95
95
95


76.00


Nvidia
72
95
75
85
62.8

73.27


Olympus
51
95
95
95


73.00


LG
78
100

100
67.5
45
72.63


Acer
87
80

80

45
70.67


Apple
29
100

100
71.5
75
68.88


Microsoft
57
100
95
97.5
66
55
68.88


Fujifilm
76
100
95
97.5
25.5

66.33


Hitachi
37
95
100
97.5
63.5

66.00


Samsung
75
95
95
95
53.7
35
64.68


Lenovo
54
95
75
85
58.8
55
63.20


Canon
53
95
80
87.5
48

62.83


Fujitsu
71
100
100
100
17.2

62.73


Panasonic
35
100
75
87.5
60.3

60.93


Nokia
40
95

95
47.1

60.70


Whirlpool
57
60
75
67.5
57.5

60.67


Dell
32
80
75
77.5
65

58.17


Sony
41
100
100
100
39.1
45
56.28


AMD
32
80
80
80


56.00


Intel
39
80
80
80
46.5

55.17


Asus
70
60
40
50

40
53.33


Toshiba
33
80
80
80
41.1

51.37


Brother
21
80
80
80


50.50


Google
38
100

100
14.9
40
48.23


Sharp/Foxconn
28
40
40
40
26.6

31.53


Amazon
16
0

0
0
0
4.00

Maciamo
10-09-20, 14:41
You can visualise the table more clearly with colours and sort each column on this page. (https://www.eupedia.com/ecology/most_eco-friendly_brands_of_electronics_and_home_appliances .shtml)