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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) on January 4 released the CEA 2010 Sustainability Report to highlight the tremendous progress the industry has made in its green initiatives, from designing more energy efficient products to cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) at facilities, to developing a national electronics recycling infrastructure.
The report, an update to CEA’s first-ever sustainability report in 2008, tracks the industry’s green efforts throughout a consumer electronics (CE) product’s entire life cycle. The CEA 2010 Sustainability Report contains 21 separate case studies from a variety of CE companies illustrating progress in their environmental efforts. The report further provides transparency on green practices across the industry.
“The consumer electronics industry is committed to greening its products and practices for the benefit of consumers, communities and the overall environment,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “In the past three years, we’ve made great strides in our environmental efforts, by creating more green products, improving energy efficiency and deepening our commitment to electronics recycling. We know there is work remaining, and we will press forward with these initiatives in 2011 and beyond.”
Following are some highlights of environmental progress evidenced in the report:
“The CE industry’s commitment to sustainability is unmistakable,” said Walter Alcorn, CEA’s vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability. “More and more, our member companies are finding what makes good environmental sense also makes good business sense in the form of reduced costs and invigorated employees. Our sustainability efforts will continue in earnest this year, and CEA will continue to provide the resources to member companies to help bolster these initiatives.”
The full report is available at www.CE.org/green.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $170 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.