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Electronics Companies, Retailers Team to Simplify Green Electronics Purchasing for Consumers
Image by kevin dooley This is the project I am leading... === TEMPE, Ariz., Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainability Consortium, along with leaders in the manufacturing and sales of consumer electronics, today announced plans to establish a system, including social and environmental considerations, to help consumers identify "green" electronics. The Sustainability Consortium is co-administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. Working with Best Buy, Dell, HP, Intel, Toshiba, and Walmart, the consortium will research and publish findings on the lifecycle environmental and social impacts of electronic products. These findings will be used to support efforts to identify products as sustainable or "green." This type of information is designed to reduce consumer confusion and help standardize product claims. "Customers tell us they want to purchase electronics that have a minimal impact on our planet. This is an effort to help them do that using a common methodology that manufacturers across the industry participate in," said Scott O'Connell, environmental strategist, Dell. "This is about making it easy for customers to determine what's 'green' and what's not, and we'd like to have the whole industry involved." In developing the criteria, the consortium will consider the impacts electronics have on those who build, use and dispose of them, as well as their environmental impacts throughout their lifecycle. It also is investigating how to collaborate with standards and programs with which consumers are already familiar, such as EPEAT(R) (the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) and ENERGY STAR(R), and standards set forth by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition. "Developing additional detailed information on the lifecycle impacts of electronics will not only help our customers make educated buying decisions, but assist companies to make clear, pointed product sustainability claims," said Engelina Jaspers, vice president of environmental sustainability, HP. "Reaching uniformity in communicating sustainability claims will be a decision made in the name of consistency, transparency, and simplicity and will benefit all involved." The consortium will release initial results of its work in the third quarter of 2010. "Our initial work is focused on criteria for laptops, desktops and monitors," said Dr. Kevin Dooley of the Sustainability Consortium and a professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. "We plan to expand the project to a broader set of electronic goods later in the year, when additional manufacturers and suppliers will be recruited to the project." "Best Buy recognizes that we have an obligation to provide customers with products and solutions that help them move toward an increasingly sustainable future," said Mary Capozzi, senior director of corporate responsibility, Best Buy. "As we make it easier for customers to choose more sustainable products, demand for them will increase and provide manufacturers with an incentive to make products that are more environmentally and socially responsible."
Peats "World Of Electronics" - 75 Employees Lose Their Jobs
Image by infomatique Peats 'World of Electronics' - Statement 02.04.2012 It is with deep sadness and regret that the family owned business of Peats âWorld of Electronicsâ, the long established and well-known Dublin electronics retail company is to seek the appointment of a Liquidator in an upcoming voluntary creditorâs liquidation. The Chairman of the business, Ben Peat, briefed the companyâs 75-staff today at the companyâs head-office store in Parnell St and told staff that the company could not continue to trade in light of its current financial constraints confirming that the companyâs eleven stores around Dublin have closed with immediate effect. Mr Peat told staff that a combination of recession impacts, unsustainably high rental costs and a changing marketplace in which online shopping was eating into high street retailing, meant that the business cannot continue to trade going into the upcoming lean summer. Mr Peat said that âthe business generated 60% of its annual sales in the period November to January, and that a summerâs spend could not carry the business, to allow it to continue. It is evident in our experience that consumers have little discretionary spend at this time and sales volumes are up to 50% down on peak 2007 spend, while in parallel it has not been possible to achieve appropriate rental adjustment to enable a profit margin to be achieved to sustain business viability. The sector in which we operate has been disproportionately affected by the downturn, if we donât close now our capacity to settle our affairs to best effect will only further deteriorateâ, Mr Peat said. Mr Peat told staff that âTrade hit its peak in 2007, with turnover that year of â¬24m, it has since re-trenched to less than half for the current yearâ and thanking staff, customers and suppliers, he continued, âthe Company had a fine heritage for quality, decency and value, it became a popular name on the Dublin retail landscape and itâs departure from the high-street will be a loss to the tradition of family retailing in Dublin. Thanking customers he said, it is with deep regret that we have to close the doors of our âworld of electronics businessâ, - we have tried very hard to establish solutions with suppliers and landlords that could have brought balance and sustainability back into our business. We have implemented extensive cost-reduction at all levels including payroll and terms of employment, but unfortunately it is beyond our power to continue in operation and we have to protect our staff, creditors, debtors and legal interests to best possible effect a nd do right by all concerned as far as is both humanly and financially possible. We cannot allow our situation to deteriorate further â" as we do not want to compromise our capacity to secure the best possible outcome for all out of what is a difficult situationâ Thanking staff for their support and loyalty in a number of cases for over thirty years, Mr Peat said that staff will be paid their entitlements and redundancy due in full, and asked for their support for both colleagues and the business in the coming days, while the business settled its affairs to the very best of its ability to do so. He commented that over the years Peatâs staff have always been exceptional, there was one big extended family within which three generations of the Peat family still currently work. Peats began life in Parnell Street in 1934 when Brigit and William Peat set up shop to sell wet cell batteries, bicycles, furniture and prams. All six of their children joined the business and their youngest son, Ben Peat is the current chairman. In its early years the company began to develop the electronics side of the business selling radiograms, followed by three-in-one hi-fi systems and contemporary products including repair services, to the present day sales of an assembly of electronic home entertainment products including flat screen TVâs, cameras, computer laptops and accessories. Peatsâ eleven stores are located throughout Dublin, with its head office in Parnell St; the Company also has stores in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, College Green, Rathmines, Swords and in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge. It also operated a number of Sony Centre shops under the Sony Centre identity. These outlets are located in the Jervis Shopping Centre, on OâConnell St, in Dun Laoghaire, in the Stephenâs Green Shopping Centre and also on Stephenâs Green, close to the Shelbourne Hotel. All stores have now been closed and telephone calls will automatically be directed to a call centre to accommodate any enquiries arising, so that they can be logged and dealt with as efficiently and as soon as possible. In making enquiries customers are invited to call 01-9023718 or to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lutron Electronics Donates Company History
Image by national museum of american history Pictured here is a display featuring the solid-state electronic dimming device, "Capri," from the early 60s. In April 2010, Joel Spira, inventor and developer of the solid-state electronic âdimming deviceâ and chairman and founder of Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics, donated materials related to the companyâs 50-year history to the Smithsonianâs National Museum of American History. The donation includes an early version of the original solid-state (devices using transistors) Capri dimmer manufactured by Lutron in September 1964. Also part of the donation is a retail display featuring the fully functional dimmer and other Lutron dimmers and lighting-control systems that show lighting-control developments at the company over the past 50 years. Learn more.