17 Oct '11, 6am

IBM, HP, Sprint Take Top Spots in Newsweek's Latest Green Rankings

IBM, HP, Sprint Take Top Spots in Newsweek's Latest Green Rankings

IBM, in the No. 1 spot on the U.S. list, has been measuring, managing, and voluntarily reporting on its environmental impact for more than 20 years. It says it has conserved 5.4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity over that time, cutting its CO₂ emissions and saving the company more than $400 million in the process. Energy efficiency and conservation is a "business no-brainer," says Wayne Balta, a vice president who oversees sustainability at IBM. But the company has extended its eco-savvy far beyond its own operations -- for instance, providing software that helps customers identify energy-saving efficiencies at an office campus. With no manufacturing operations and only a limited supply chain, banks and insurance companies tend to be relatively low impact, and Munich Re, a German reinsurance company, came in first on the global list. But a high ranking isn't a given fo...

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