Author: James Duncan | In: Sony Ericsson6 Oct 2009
The manufacturer behind the Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart has been praised for its efforts to reduce levels of harmful waste produced in its production processes, boosting its status as an environmentally-friendly device supplier.
As part of a report put together by ChemSec and Clean Production Action, Sony Ericsson was noted as a firm that takes its role as a sustainable organisation seriously, having been proactive in removing certain substances from its products.
Named Greening Consumer Electronics: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine, the study considered seven groups across the electronics sector and investigated how they were performing in the implementation of new initiatives.
Each was graded on its ability to find new ways of manufacturing items without the use of brominated and chlorinated chemicals, with Sony Ericsson praised for its various strategies.
The initiative has resulted in a number of new mobile phones that have arrived on the market in recent months, most notably the C901 GreenHeart and Naite gadgets, as well as their accompanying MH300 headset.
Company head of sustainability Mats Pellback Scharp explained the ChemSec and Clean Production Action report was a welcome way of recognising innovation in the field of environmentally-focused technology and one the firm was proud to be associated with.
"Building on the established heritage of our parent companies, Sony Ericsson has worked continuously to become an industry leader in the area of removing harmful substances from the core of its phones," he added.
The C901 GreenHeart and Naite mobile phone was announced alongside the MH300 headset in June this year.