Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain

In the past, reverse logistics was an unknown concept, and then considered a necessary evil. Now, OEMs have the potential to build a value chain that includes products at the end of their lives. In 2015, combined global spending on mobile devices and data center equipment reached $600 billion. Telecom equipment spending, meanwhile, will hit…

Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda

When asked to name the world's key electronics-company headquarters regions, one would likely list the San Francisco Bay Area (Silicon Valley), Japan (Sony, Hitachi, NEC), and perhaps Germany (Siemens, Bosch, etc.). As for electronics manufacturing regions, China, Malaysia (Flextronics, Sanmina-SCI), Czech Republic (where Foxconn is the largest employer), and Mexico may be most frequently named.…

Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative

Recycling is becoming part of our daily routine. We are collecting paper, aluminum, glass, rubber, and batteries for recycling.  These recycling efforts, voluntary or imposed, might be interpreted as product stewardship or being good stewards of our environment by keeping materials out of the landfill.  However, the product stewardship concept goes beyond the simple view…

Measurable Progress on Corporate Sustainability

Schaumburg, IL – Motorola Solutions  (NYSE: MSI) released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report today and marked significant progress in its investments in employees and communities and in reducing the company's overall carbon footprint. The report reflects the company's commitment to responsible practices and continuous improvement to become a more sustainable company.

”Our measurable progress on many environmental metrics…