The Sony Ericsson Elm mobile handset has been rated as the the most sustainable handset on the market by UK’s first sustainable rating system for mobile phones, O2’s Eco rating. The rating awarded the Sony Ericsson Elm phone 4.3 out of 5 for its green credentials.
Amongst 65 mobile phones, from six manufacturers, the Sony Ericsson Elm phone was measured for its environmental impact, how it helps people lead more sustainable lives and Sony Ericsson’s ethical performance as a manufacturer. In total five of the top 10 mobile phones in the rating were designed by Sony Ericsson.
“Sony Ericsson is committed to delivering products with the best possible environmental performance in the industry,” said Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Sony Ericsson. “That’s why we’re pleased the Sony Ericsson Elm™ phone has been rated the most sustainable mobile phone in the industry. We fully support the new O2 Eco rating system - through initiatives such as this, consumers have the information they need to make informed green choices.”
The six manufacturers participating in the scheme are Sony Ericsson, Nokia, HTC, LG, Samsung and Palm.