Vodafone introduces new Eco-Rating for mobile phones
In a New Zealand first, SBN member Vodafone has launched a new sustainability rating for mobile phones.
The Eco Rating makes it easy for customers to see the environmental and ethical performance of mobile phones in their range. Scores range from one to five, with five being the most sustainable.
Each phone’s rating includes an assessment of environmental impacts – like carbon emissions and how much water is used in manufacturing – and ethical factors, such as labour policies and health and safety practices for people assembling the phones. Ratings are higher for mobiles that contain less hazardous materials, are easy to recycle, have a longer battery life and follow high standards of manufacturing health and safety.
To find out more go to vodafone.co.nz/eco-rating.