Bangalore: Wipro Infotech, leading provider
of IT and business transformation services, today unveiled its
new "eco-friendly" and "toxin-free" desktops, manufactured
with materials completely free of deadly chemicals like
polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants.
Based on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Wipro Greenware
range of desktops were free from carcinogenic materials such
as PVC and BFRs, Anurag Behar, Chief Executive of Wipro
Infrastructure Engineering Ecoeye, Social and Community
Initiatives, told reporters here.
With the removal of the toxins, recycling of the
electronic products would be safer, he said.
"Wipro considers the launch of PVC and BFR free products a
major breakthrough in clean production and recycling policy. A
very difficult process with no alternative solution, Wipro
worked with 37 overseas suppliers for over two years to come
out with the completely toxin free product", he said.
Anand Sankaran, Sr Vice-President & Business Head, India &
ME business, Wipro said "Wipro is the No.2 greenbrand in India
after Samsung and Nokia. Of our annual desktop production of
two lakh units, greenware would be 15-20 per cent".
"Greenware desktops will be followed by greenware laptops
from the Wipro stable soon", he said.
Wipro has 17 e-waste collection centres in India where
products were collected and recycled, he said.
Earlier, Behar said 12 Wipro campuses in the country had
been certified green buildings adding recently the company
had established "green data centre" in Delhi.
First Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 15:54