Apple was also ranked third out of ten US computer companies in the Annual Computer Report Card, issued every autumn. The report analyzes the environmental qualities of electronic equipment and the environmental performance of companies that sell desktops, laptops, computers, monitors and or printers.
Apple is highlighted as an example, as the company in Germany offers a free take-back program to recycle computers. However, no such program is available in the UK or US.
The report also noted that Apple makes detailed technical-specifications sheets available to its customers. These sheets include information on eco-labels and upgradeability of equipment. The third annual report adds that Apple's sheets serve as models for other companies.