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Green Giants: Top 9 OEMs Leading Environmental Change

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day—and awareness around the importance of care of the environment has never been higher. And electronics OEMs are help leading the charge—not just as a public relations gimmick but because corporate responsibility is important.

This week, Forbes published its list of America’s 50 greenest brands, and a number of well-known electronics companies were scattered through the list. Eight of the 50 winners are electronics company, and another handful are scattered through the automotive industry. With issues that span conflict minerals to energy savings and water use, these companies have a unique opportunity to help save the world.

It's a huge undertaking. All of these organizations are taking a multi-pronged approach that includes tackling supply chain, manufacturing, product design and more, all with a lens of lessening the impact on the environment. Each publishes in-depth reports on all that they are doing. If you don't have time to read all about it, though, just click on the image below to check out the list and to see some highlights of each company's environmental initiatives.

Top 9 Green OEM Brands

In the meantime, if you want to start your own environmental work, take a minute to calculate your own impact on the environment using the Earth Day Network's Personal Footprint Calculator. Then take a minute to let us know the best thing that your company is doing to build sustainability in its supply chain the comments section below.

— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN Circle me on Google+ Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn page Friend me on Facebook

2 comments on “Green Giants: Top 9 OEMs Leading Environmental Change

  1. pjoygordon
    April 28, 2015

    Thanks, Hailey, for pointing to the 9 electronic-product companies' exemplary practices for environmental responsibility.  When you look at the list of achievements for each of the 9, you can see that most of these practices also reduce costs, which is good for everyone.

    Some of these companies still have less-than-stellar environmental practices that also waste monetary resources, as noted in my EBN blog post, “iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for-Environment Boat.”

    Nonetheless, the dozens of exemplary practices for planet and profit — reducing, reusing, and economically recycling materials — still inspire the entire electronics industry to follow suit.

  2. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    April 28, 2015

    I think the electronics industry has a huge opportunity to make an impact, perhaps more than some other industries. I'm hoping that next year our industry takes over the list! 🙂

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