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Top Technology Companies are Green and Clean on Newsweek's Green Rankings

Not all clean tech companies need to produce more environmentally friendly products in order to make a difference; some are leaders in the industry because quite simply, they change their procedures in order to ensure that their practices reduce their carbon footprint. In this week’s Newsweek “Green Rankings” were released, and many of those higher up on the list include leaders in technology that are trying to make sure that their environmental impact is just that much cleaner.

Newsweek’s Green Rankings include the top 500 businesses (primarily, the corporate leaders) in the United States and they are ranked according to their overall environmental impact and the green policies that they have in place, with the number one spot going to the cleanest technology company. In order to establish the ranking, Newsweek looked at factors like greenhouse gas emissions, environmental initiatives and pollution policies, plus waste disposal and water use.

HP was ranked number 1 as the cleanest technology company because they have committed to remove potentially toxic materials from the production of their products (an initiative, that according to Greenpeace has yet to be followed through on) and their promise to reduce GHG emissions by 40% below 2005 levels as of 2011.  Also in the top 5 for clean tech companies along with HP were Dell, ranked number 2; Intel at number 4, and IBM at number 5.

With many of these major technology companies appearing in the top 5 of the green rankings list, there is hope for the carbon footprint of American corporations!

Via: EcoGeek

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