IT Industry Gets a D+ for Green Policy, Labor Practices

December 20, 2011 No Comments

With the exception of Ricoh, Intel and Motorola Mobility, the IT industry earns dismal grades when it comes to sustainability and social practices, averaging about a D+, Oekom Research AG says in a new report.

Office equipment maker Ricoh of Japan and chip producer Intel in the U.S. each earned a B+, the highest grade, and cell phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility earned a B, in Oekom’s analysis.

Oekom, a ratings firm that specializes in sustainable investment, looked at 205 companies in its review. Here’s a chart showing the range of grades earned:

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