Feeds

Greenpeace tackles tech CEOs

Apple's Steve Jobs oddly absent

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Greenpeace has turned on the CEOs of major tech firms, naming and shaming those who it claims don’t live up to their eco obligations.

Greenpeace on Steve Ballmer

Microsoft's chief scored seven out of 100

Greenpeace's Cool IT Challenge named Atsutoshi Nishida of Toshiba as the worst performer – scoring just two points out of a possible 100. Samuel Palmisano of IBM and Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz took joint first place with 29 points apiece.

The NGO's report is a mixture of each CEO’s personal eco achievements within their organisation and of their business as a whole. In some assessment categories, such as Public Climate Speech, Greenpeace has analysed how often a CEO’s speeches have centred on green issues.

In other categories, such as Renewable Energy Use, the body looked at the firm’s overall use of renewable energy sources. It’s in these sections where the report’s similar to Greenpeace’s existing quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics.

Greenpeace on Paul Otellini

Good on emissions: Intel's Otellini scored 18

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer only scored of seven points. Greenpeace claimed that the software giant needs to set a public goal for renewable energy use. Ballmer needs to talk more about climate change, it said.

Dell’s Michael Dell scored 21 points. Greenpeace lambasted him for failing to relate his speeches to climate change, but praised the his company's emissions reduction target and its use of renewable energy.

Mid-way through the CEO rankings sits Nokia’s Olli Kallasvuo with 16 points.

Greenpeace said the Finnish phone firm had the highest renewable energy use and targets of any of the firms it surveyed.

Greenpeace on Howard Stringer

Sony's Sir Stringer only scored 7

Intel's Paul Otellini scored 18 points because the firm's apparently "the leading purchasers of renewable energy credits" in North America. The chip giant should, however, work more on policies that result in direct absolute reductions in greenhouse gases.

Otellini's new pal, Steve Jobs, is mysteriously absent from the Greenpeace's list, as is Apple. Not willing to tell us what you think while the man's off sick, folks?

Check out Greenpeace’s full Cool IT Challenge report online. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime
Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.