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HP is Now the World's Greenest IT Company

HP replaced Nokia as the greenest of them all. According to Greenpeace, HP scored especially well because its sustainable operations and energy criteria. Dell also surpassed Nokia by leading energy criteria and its efforts to reduce its overall emissions. However, both HP and Dell were criticized of not using "green" materials in their products.

Nokia still leads in green product terms, but is now down because of its lack of using energy from sustainable sources and its goals of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Apple, which trailed the pack in the last ranking, climbed five positions to the fourth place and was lauded because of its green products and "relatively strong" green operations. Its massive use of energy is still a problem, Greenpeace said.

At the other end of the scale was usually Nintendo, which is not included in the ranking anymore. Instead, Greenpeace is ranking RIM at last place and noted that "RIM needs to improve reporting and disclosure of its environmental performance compared to other mobile phone makers." Other companies that did not score well in Greenpeace's guide are Toshiba, LG and Acer.