Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

January 12, 2010 -

Nintendo has responded to a Greenpeace report which rated the Wii-maker dead last among electronic manufacturers in terms of being environmentally friendly.

Eurogamer has Nintendo’s full response:

We would like to assure customers that we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are rigorous in our commitment to comply with all relevant laws relating to environmental and product safety, including avoiding the use of dangerous substances in our manufacturing processes and ensuring the safe disposal and recycling of materials.

We consider the environmental impact of our products over their entire life cycle, from planning to disposal. In the planning phase, for example, we make every effort to design energy-efficient products and select materials for component parts and packaging materials with careful consideration for the environment. We also consider the importance of reducing environmental impact at end-of-life disposal by clearly indicating the materials used in each product to make recycling easier.

We also work to eliminate harmful substances from our products right from the initial stages of material selection and have established strict environmental control standards, with our 340 production partners all co-operating with us in our efforts.

In Nintendo’s defense, the company, while still finishing in last place in 2007 and 2009, did improve its score each year.

Also, a Eurogamer user comment on the story was too good not to share:” It also probably helps a lot that all these Wiis are rarely turned on anyway ;)”


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Re: Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

Yeah, cause just yesterday I was chewing on my Wii and got to thinking.....

Re: Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

Nintendo should naturally take the environment seriously, they just should make sure to NEVER take greenpeace seriously...

Re: Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

Nintendo, Next year just ignore this report and when questioned on it refer to the group as a bunch of extremeists.

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And yet you kiip pissing on the consumer with crappy hardware and software....


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Re: Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

That's a subjective opinion. Honestly I can see a few games o nthe Wii I personally may have fun with, heck, my dad wants to do a father vs son bowling tourny when we get one XD

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Not not really that the hardware is not develped well enough(thu why they had to go make a plus controller).


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It was the first console to ever use motion control as a primary measn of interaction, cut them a break already.

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No....... no excuse for a game console by one of the first big console devs to be a frakkin toy in terms of precision ...if they made it so the new games could use the new controllers and be more precise I could not really complain but its a joke at what they have done just as sony was a joke with the PS3 launch and MS was with the heat dispensation issues that still haunt the 360...


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Re: Nintendo: We Take the Environment Seriously

So in other words each console makers has there own stupidity to contend with XD

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Pretty much, the PS3 has gotten cheaper and slowly getting better but I rag on its BWC issues, the 360 is ok....as long as it dose not micowave stuff..... and the WII is cute but the preision issues really hurt it.....

 

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"the WII is cute but the preision issues really hurt it"

Zippy, your lack of precision is nothing to do with the Wii-mote.

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Good on them, though unless their products are made of bio-degradable materials, which it would piss people off to have it melt into a puddle of goo if it gets wet, these environmentalists won't be happy.

 

Still, good on Nintendo for speaking out. Too many companies don't.

 
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