19 Dec '11, 9pm

IT Industry Gets a D+ for Green Policy, Labor Practices

IT Industry Gets a D+ for Green Policy, Labor Practices

With the exception of Ricoh , Intel and Motorola Mobility , the IT industry earns dismal grades when it comes to sustainability and social practices, averaging about a D+, Oekom Research AG says in a new report. Office equipment maker Ricoh of Japan and chip producer Intel in the U.S. each earned a B+, the highest grade, and cell phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility earned a B, in Oekom's analysis. Oekom, a ratings firm that specializes in sustainable investment, looked at 205 companies in its review. Here's a chart showing the range of grades earned: Oekom's summary of its analysis didn't disclose the grades earned by other firms, but it did provide a snapshot of certain findings. For example, the review considered whether firms incorporate used equipment and recycled material into new products and rated the companies on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best score....

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/12/19/it-industry-gets-...

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