The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) applauded its member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Intel and IBM (ranked 1, 2, 3 and 5, respectively) took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America's 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, green policies and reputation. Twelve of the top 25 companies are technology companies.
“We are extremely pleased to congratulate all of the consumer electronics companies that were recognized by Newsweek for their support for environmental sustainability,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA's president/CEO. “This recognition shines a well-deserved light on the accomplishments of so many in our industry that have implemented environmental strategies that contribute to the good of the industry, as well as the health of people and the planet.”
Newsweek collaborated with three research partners to compile the rankings: KLD Research & Analytics, which tracks environmental, social and governance data on companies worldwide and served as lead partner; Trucost, which specializes in quantitative environmental performance measurement; and CorporateRegister.com, the world's largest online directory of social responsibility, sustainability and environmental reporting.
A complete list of the rankings, released Sept. 21, is available at http://greenrankings.newsweek.com.