Interesting article that highlights the growing scope of environmentally friendly initiatives in the Electronics marketplace. Every challenge represents an opportunity – and this article highlights the many challenges of producing and disposing of electronics, with a focus on PCs and phones, in a “green” or environmentally responsible way.

IBM is not mentioned at all, perhaps because we no longer produce PCs. IBM’s record in this space is quite impressive, and of course there is always more work to do.

From the IBM Website: Check out our most recent Environmental News:

15 May 2007
IBM Receives Gold Band Rating in Business in the Community’s Environment Index 2006IBM received a Gold Band rating in Business in the Community’s Environment Index 2006, and led its industry sector once again.
26 Apr 2007
IBM Research and Global Real Estate Site Operations Receive the 2006 Chairman’s Environmental AwardIBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano has announced that both IBM’s Research and Global Real Estate Site Operations organizations will receive the 2006 Chairman’s Environmental Award. The award for 2006 focused on energy conservation and energy efficiency across IBM’s operations, products and services.
23 Mar 2007
IBM Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction GoalIBM announced its second greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program – a commitment to reduce its total global GHG emissions by 7% from 2005 to 2012.
16 Jan 2007
IBM Joins U.S. EPA’s SmartWaySM Transport PartnershipIBM recently joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. The company is participating in this program as a shipper of freight.
06 Dec 2006
IBM’s Green Power Purchasing Recognized for Second Time in 2006The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded IBM a 2006 Green Power Leadership Award for its renewable energy purchases in the U.S., including wind, solar and biomass-generated electricity.