RIM Ranked Dead-Last Among Tech Companies For Environmental Record

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Plagued with bad news of late, RIM has another stain to add to the list. In the most recent guide issued by Greenpeace on ranking company's environmental records, Research In Motion ranked dead-last among major electronics makers. 

This is the first time that RIM has been included in the guide, titled Guide to Greener Electronics, which has been published annually since 2006. In the report, RIM was criticized for its lack of disclosure and its failure to state environmental targets. However, it did garner some appreciation for its energy-efficient devices, for using paper from sustainable sources, and avoiding materials from countries embattled with human-rights abuses and armed conflict.

HP ranked first and Dell ranked second.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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