13 Sep '11, 1pm

Akamai, eBay, Google Set Bar for CO2 Reporting by Internet Giants

Akamai, eBay, Google Set Bar for CO2 Reporting by Internet Giants

Akamai, Apple, eBay and now Google have become industry standouts for disclosing their energy consumption and carbon footprints. Such efforts should be the norm, rather than the exception among global internet and social networking giants, said David Metcalfe, director of the independent analyst firm Verdantix . Sadly, that's not the case, according to new research from Verdantix, which took a hard look at the energy and carbon reporting practices of 14 of the largest firms in the industry. Verdantix put Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Expedia, Facebook, Netflix, Priceline, Salesforce, Tencent and Yahoo! under the microscope in addition to Akamai, Apple, eBay and Google. "You have in the study a number of firms that have a very high global profile, and you would have thought that they'd understand the need to be transparent about their environmental performance," said Metcalfe, wh...

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