Nintendo Responds To Greenpeace Criticism

Here is the official response from Nintendo in full:

"Nintendo is surprised by the content of the Greenpeace report. Nintendo takes great care to comply with all relevant regulations on avoiding the use of dangerous materials, recycling of materials etc. For example, all Nintendo products supplied worldwide are designed to comply with relevant European standards, which we understand are amongst the most demanding in the world."

"In order to certify that Nintendo products comply with European standards such as RoHS Directive, Nintendo has established the Green Procurement Standards, which require our component suppliers certify that any parts including hazardous chemical substances should not be delivered, and Nintendo fully controls its products in the company. Furthermore, Nintendo products comply with the European toy safety standards.

We do not know the basis or methodology used by Greenpeace to produce this report, and therefore cannot comment on it."

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KeiZka3917d ago

This was expected, after the trash talking by GP...

desolationstorm3917d ago

Yeah but it was a pretty good response. Like to see if this goes anywhere further.

Strange3917d ago (Edited 3917d ago )

small problem with the response

The GP is more concentrated on the issues of green "DURING" the manufacturing process.

here, Nintendo seems to miss the point in reassuring that they meet the European safety standards.

Of course they meet the RoHS and safety standards. If they don't meet them, they wouldn't be on the shelves and HUGE lawsuits will follow.

This is like addressing a child labor issue with "our salesmen aren't children and we don't display children", while the problem is "they're made by children."

Here, they address the waste problem with "our products don't contain hazardous materials", while the problem is "the process of making the products makes hazardous waste".