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Wipro tops Greenpeace's global ranking for greener electronics firms

Overtakes HP to top in the guide for 2012

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Wipro, the Bangalore-based company with interests in consumer goods, electronics hardware and IT services among others, has topped the 'Guide to Greener Electronics’ list for 2012 released by global non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace.

The company, which previously participated in the Indian edition of the Guide, had made its debut in the international version of Greenpeace’s Guide this year.

The guide in its 18th version ranked 16 electronic companies across the world based on their commitment and progress in areas such as energy and climate, greener products and sustainable operations.

overtook to top the list this year with a score of 7.1 points on a scale of 10.

Hewlett Packard, which slide to the number two position, scored 5.7 points followed by Finnish mobile handset manufacturer Nokia and Taiwanese PC maker Acer with scores of 5.4 and 5.1 respectively, the report released Monday said.

It said Wipro scored the most points due to its efforts to embrace renewable energy and advocacy for greener energy policies in India. Wipro also scored well for post-consumer e-waste collection for recycling and for phasing out hazardous substances from its products.

“Wipro has set a new benchmark for sustainability, not only in India but across the globe which will have a long-term impact in shaping the green energy debate in the electronics industry. The rest of the electronics sector should follow the footsteps of Wipro’s climate leadership,” Abhishek Pratap, Greenpeace India’s senior campaigner said in a statement.

Both Nokia and Acer have improved their rankings in Greenpeace’s Greener Electronics guide this year. While Nokia moved up from number four to number three this year, Acer was the most improved company in the guide, moving up nine spots to the fourth position.

Dell and Apple have dropped in the ranking this year while Blackberry maker RIM continued at the 16th rank, at the bottom of the group.

Greenpeace said the Indian version of Guide to Greener Electronics has been merged with the International version this year.

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