The latest Green Rankings from Newsweek are out. Each year, the magazine, in partnership with Trucost and Sustainalytics, assesses the 500 largest U.S. and global companies and assigns each a “Green Score".
(1) An Environmental Impact Score (45%) compiled by Trucost, this is a comprehensive, quantitative, and standardized measurement of the overall environmental impact of a company’s global operations. More than 700 metrics—including emissions of nine key greenhouse gases, water use, solid-waste disposal, and emissions that contribute to acid rain and smog - are factored into the Environmental Impact Score.
(2) An Environmental Management Score (45%) compiled by Sustainalytics, the score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like.
(3) An Environmental Disclosure Score (10%), evaluating the quality of company sustainability reporting and involvement in key transparency initiatives such as the Global Reporting Initiative and Carbon Disclosure Project.
Top 10 US companies
The top 10 ranking U.S. companies include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint Nextel, Dell, CA Technologies, Nvidia, Intel, Accenture, Office Depot, and Staples.
Top 10 global companies
The top 10 global companies include Santander Brasil (Brazil), Wipro (India), Bradesco (Brazil), IBM (U.S.), National Australia Bank (Australia), BT Group (U.K.), Munich Re (Germany), SAP (Germany), KPN (Netherlands), and Marks & Spencer Group (U.K.).
South-East Asia companies
There are 5 South-East Asia companies made to the top 500 list.
Malaysia: Sime Darby (495).
Singapore: SingTel (185), Jardine Cycle & Carriage (491), Wilmar (500).
Indonesia: Astra (412).
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