Greenest Companies in America

September seems to be the month of who’s who and top rankings. ICIS Chemical Business (the company I work for) released last week its Top 100 Chemical Companies; Cleantech Group and the Guardian had its list of 100 global clean technology companies; the International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC) updated its ranking of the top 100 countries based on sulfur limits in on-road diesel; and Dow Jones also updated its list of top sustainable companies worldwide under its annual Sustainability Index.

This week, Newsweek launched its first ever list of Top 500 greenest companies in the US based on companies’ actual environmental footprint, policies and practices. Newsweek says the rankings also factor in the results of an exclusive reputational survey of CEOs, corporate social responsibility officers, members of the media, academics, and members of key environmental groups.

The top ten greenest companies include:

1. Hewlett-Packard Company

2. Dell Inc.

3. Johnson & Johnson

4. Intel Corporation

5. IBM

6. State Street Corporation

7. NIKE, Inc.

8. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

9. Applied Materials, Inc.

10. Starbucks Corporation

And by Sectors:

Top 3 greenest pharma companies:

1. Johnson & Johnson

2. Bristol-Myers Squibb

3. Allergan

Top 3 greenest industrial (general) companies:

1. ITT

2. 3M

3. Eaton

Top 3 greenest commodity materials/chemicals companies:

1. Praxair

2. Eastman Chemical

3. Celanese

Top 3 greenest oil and gas companies:

1. Marathon Oil

2. Smith International

3. Schlumberger

Top 3 greenest consumer products companies:

1. Nike

2. Johnson Controls

3. Avon Products





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