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    Post Most eco-friendly brands of electronics and home appliances

    I have recently written a guide to the most ethical and eco-friendly fashion brands. 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 (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:

    1. Reduction of greenhouse gases through efficiency and renewable energy
    2. Sustainable design and use of recycled materials
    3. 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 CDP Climate CDP Water CDP Average Newsweek Greener Electronics 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
    Last edited by Maciamo; 10-09-20 at 14:40.
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    You can visualise the table more clearly with colours and sort each column on this page.

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