25 Jul '11, 2pm

Benchmarking Environmental Sustainability Goals

In aggregate, the computer companies have more product and packaging goals than operations goals. Dell and HP, especially, have a higher share of goals focused on product and packaging than the other companies studied. An appropriate balance of goals will vary by company and product mix. Dell has discovered, for example, that for some of its products, the environmental impact of manufacturing and end use are about the same. For other products, though, the use phase accounts for a much greater share of environmental impact than manufacturing or other lifecycle phases. Acer makes a point of describing its recycling policies and processes but it has no explicit public recycling goals, which make it an outlier in this comparison. Recycling is an appropriate area for establishing performance improvement goals.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/25/benchmarkin...

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