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6. Nokia
Nokia
Cellphone recycling
Accountability rank: 6
Accountability score: 63.8
Global 500 2008 rank: 88

If you want a spot on Nokia's supply chain, you'll have to play by the Finnish telecom-equipment maker's rules: environmentally friendly design, substance management, a healthy and safe workplace, and labor conditions that enforce workers' rights. Representatives of Nokia, a newcomer to the Accountability Rating, conduct onsite assessments of their suppliers, reporting breaches of requirements and advice on how to remedy their failings.

They also work closely with their contributors to manage their products' life cycles: The company fully reports all of the materials that come in their cell phones.

Being a good citizen has paid off for the telecom: AMR Research recently ranked Nokia's supply chain as the second best in the world based on turnover, revenue growth, and return on assets.

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Last updated November 14 2008: 9:01 AM ET
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