Which electronics companies are greenest?

For the third year, Greenpeace ranked the top 18 manufacturers of electronics—computers, cell phones, TVs and games consoles—according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. While no group earned over 6.9 on a 10-point scale, these are their ranks in Greenpeace’s “Guide to Greener Electronics,” from best to worst: 1) Nokia, 6.9, for its voluntary take-back program; 2) Sony Ericsson , 5.9, for its new environmental warrant that guarantees take-back and recycling; 3) Toshiba, 5.9, is now reporting its use of renewable energy; 4) Samsung, 5.9, is good on toxic chemicals and energy but not on recycling; 5) Fujitsu Siemens, 5.7, is good on energy but not electronic waste; 6) LGE, 5.7, improved its energy and recycling score; 7) Motorola, 5.3, improved its energy, waste and recycling score; 8) Sony, 5.3, should improve its energy; 9) Panasonic, 5.1, does well on energy but poorly on all e-waste criteria; 10) Sharp, 4.9, improved its energy policy but reporting of its products’ energy efficiency is weak; 11) Acer, 4.7, needs to reduce toxic chemicals and improve recycling; 12) Dell, 4.7, withdrew its commitment to eliminate all PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) by the end of 2009; 13) HP, 4.5, needs to improve its e-waste; 14) Apple, 4.3, is reporting carbon footprint, and its new iPods are free of PVC and BFRs; 15) Philips, 4.1, does well on toxics and energy but scores zero on most e-waste criteria; 16) Lenovo, 3.7, scores well on toxic chemicals but poor on recycling and energy; 17) Microsoft, 2.9, is weak on recycling and energy; 18) Nintendo, 0.8, got a zero on most everything except chemicals management and energy.