Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Newsweek's Greenest Companies in the US (2012)

Each year Newsweek compiles lists of all things green. This is their fourth annual look at the most environmentally-friendly companies. They compared America’s largest companies according to their environmental footprint, management (policies, initiatives, controversies), and transparency. To generate ratings and compile these lists they partnered with Trucost and Sustainalytics, two leading research companies. The methodology was developed in consultation with an advisory panel of experts in corporate sustainability. Here is Newsweek's list of the top 15 American companies and their corresponding scores:


15. McGraw-Hill: Media & Publishing

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 72.8
Environmental Impact: 75.0
Environmental Management: 70.6
Transparency & Disclosure: 72.8

14. Hartford Financial Services Group: Financials

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 72.8
Environmental Impact: 77.7
Environmental Management: 70.0
Transparency & Disclosure: 63.8

13.Cognizant: Information Technology & Services

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 73.1
Environmental Impact: 78.8
Environmental Management: 66.4
Transparency & Disclosure: 78.1

12. Microsoft: Information Technology & Services

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 73.5
Environmental Impact: 77.5
Environmental Management: 79.6
Transparency & Disclosure: 27.6

11. EMC: Technology Equipment

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 73.6
Environmental Impact: 67.4
Environmental Management: 88.8
Transparency & Disclosure: 32.8

10. Staples: Retailer

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 74.4
Environmental Impact: 69.4
Environmental Management: 83.9
Transparency & Disclosure: 54.2

9. Office Depot: Retailers

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 74.4
Environmental Impact: 66.3
Environmental Management: 80.6
Transparency & Disclosure: 83.4

8. Accenture: Information Technology & Services

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 74.7
Environmental Impact: 79.2
Environmental Management: 77.5
Transparency & Disclosure: 41.8

7. Intel: Technology Equipment

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 75.2
Environmental Impact: 59.2
Environmental Management: 88.4
Transparency & Disclosure: 87.3

6. NVIDIA: Technology Equipment

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 76.3
Environmental Impact: 77.2
Environmental Management: 76.3
Transparency & Disclosure: 72.3

5. CA Technologies: Information Technology & Services

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 77.1
Environmental Impact: 79.9
Environmental Management: 80.6
Transparency & Disclosure: 48.1

4. Dell: Technology Equipment

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 77.1
Environmental Impact: 67.4
Environmental Management: 89.6
Transparency & Disclosure: 64.4

3 Sprint Nextel: Telecommunications

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 77.5
Environmental Impact: 72.4
Environmental Management: 84.3
Transparency & Disclosure: 70.2

2. Hewlett-Packard: Technology Equipment

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 78.5
Environmental Impact: 67.2
Environmental Management: 91.9
Transparency & Disclosure: 68.7

1. IBM: Information Technology & Services

NEWSWEEK Green Score: 82.9
Environmental Impact: 78.9
Environmental Management: 87.0
Transparency & Disclosure: 82.9


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