Cisco tops the Greenpeace 'Cool IT' leadership list
Friday, 30 April 2010, 02:56 Hrs | 2 Comments
Ericsson made the number-two spot. Its CEO was "the boldest CEO of all the tech companies before and during the Copenhagen Climate Summit," Greenpeace said. It also liked its detailed guide to measuring emissions, and a target to cut its own emissions 40 percent by 2012.
Panasonic was last on the list. Greenpeace said it needs to support Japan's greenhouse gas reduction targets with more than just "words on its Web site." It was also faulted for providing insufficient data about its renewable energy use. "A big reason you see lower scores from Japanese brands, as a group, is there's a lack of evidence of policy advocacy," said Gary Cook, a climate policy analyst with Greenpeace.
Google and Microsoft came somewhere in the middle of the pack, behind IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu, but ahead of Dell, Intel and SAP. Sony did almost as poorly. The company lost half its points because it "submitted no information on its IT solutions for climate change.
The list ranks 15 of the biggest technology vendors on their efforts to fight climate change. Out of a possible 100 points, half are awarded for products offered to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 35 are for political advocacy, and 15 are for corporate commitments to cut emissions internally.
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