This annual report serves as consumer guide for 15 leading global electronics companies and ranks each company on its energy use and emissions, green products, and sustainable operations.
Profit from the mineral trade is one of the main motives for armed groups on all sides of the conflict in eastern Congo. Armed groups earn hundreds of millions of dollars per year by trading four main minerals: gold and the ores that produce tin, tantalum, and tungsten.
The majority of these minerals eventually wind up in electronic devices such as cell phones, portable music players, and computers. Given the lack of a transparent minerals supply chain, American consumers have no way to ensure that their purchases are not financing armed groups that regularly commit atrocities.
The Enough Project has surveyed the 21 largest electronics companies to determine what progress they are making toward conflict-free supply chains and a conflict-free mining sector in Congo. Our consumer action guide will help you understand what actions companies are or are not taking so that you can use your consumer power to make more responsible purchasing decisions and send messages to companies you purchase from, reminding them how important conflict-free is to you.
Greenpeace recently released its 2011 Guide to Greener Electronics. This annual report serves as consumer guide for 15 leading global electronics companies and ranks each company on its energy use and emissions, green products, and sustainable operations. This year HP ranked first on the Greenpeace scale by a fairly significant margin, while RIM brought up the rear with a score of only 1.6 out of 10.