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Searching online sustainability

They are inescapable in our daily lives and we might assume that their environmental footprint is just as small as the electricity it takes to load a webpage. We’re talking about websites. Think Google, Gmail, Facebook, Wikipedia, eBay, Linkedin, Youtube, Dropbox and more. We use them as search engines, for social interactions and for shopping. […]

Who produces the most sustainable bits and bytes?

When it comes to the environmental impact of websites (such as Facebook or Google), the biggest concern is the electricity consumption of data centers. The increasing use of the internet provides additional pressure on the global electricity supply. In 2011, between 1.1 and 1.5 percent of global electricity consumption was attributable to data centers, and […]

Foxconn: Why are we only picking on Apple?

Hurrah! Apple has announced that it will be forcing the infamous Foxconn to work with independent auditors from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve conditions in its Chinese mega-factories. But there are two reasons why it’s a little too soon to celebrate. The first one is obvious: the audits have barely begun, so there […]

Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report: No Comment

We are working on new, better criteria for the website brands and will give you an update before 2012. In the meantime, while doing research on casino online Microsoft (Bing, Hotmail, MSN), we stumbled upon this one: Screenshot: website Microsoft, 8-11-2011 (shortened).

Hotmail, MSN and Bing most transparant, green and fair websites

The ‘Unfriend Coal’ campaign from Greenpeace made us wonder if only Facebook is not transparent about the power that they use, and also how green and fair the world’s largest websites are. How are Twitter, Google, eBay & Amazon dealing with people and the environment? There is still a lot of room for improvement for […]

Apple scorned because of transparency

Apple is being cut down in the media right after the company published its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report 2010 last weekend.  Headlines as ‘Apple admits using child labour’ and ‘Apple admits child labour was used to build iPods and iPhones in Chinese factories’ were published on the websites of newspapers. Apple said that in 2 […]

Top 3 of electronics brands

Sony Ericsson, Samsung en Nokia have received the highest Rank a Brand score out of the 42 ranked electronics brands. So when you need a new mobile, these can be good choices. The Greenpeace Guide To Greener Electronics also comes up with the same Top 3, and we are happy with that. Even before Rank […]