Technology companies dominate Newsweek's Green Rankings

The US

Magazine Newsweek recently announced its environmental rankings of the US 500

and Global 100 companies. They were designed to be a “data-driven assessment

of the largest companies in the U.S. and in the world.” Newsweek’s goal was to “cut

through the green chatter and quantify the actual environmental footprints,

policies, and reputations of these big businesses.”

Among all

the companies recognised, those in the technology industry ranked in 7 of the

top 20 spots on the Global 100 list and 8 of the top 10 spots on the US 500

list.

The top 5

globally were:

  1. IBM
  2. Hewlett Packard
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. Sony
  5. Glaxo SmithKline

The top 5

in the US were:

  1. Dell
  2. Hewlett Packard
  3. IBM
  4. Johnson & Johnson
  5. Intel

To

produce the 2010 Green Rankings, NEWSWEEK collaborated with MSCI ESG

Research–a source of environmental, social, and governance ratings–which

served as lead research organisation; Trucost, which specialises in quantitative measurements of

environmental performance; CorporateRegister.com, the world’s largest online directory

of social responsibility, sustainability, and environmental reports; and ASAP

Media. The goal was to assess each company’s actual environmental footprint and

management of that footprint (including policies and strategies), along with

its reputation among environmental experts.

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