Newsweek – America’s Greenest Companies
Posted by youngsierrans on September 25, 2009
Newsweek recently published its year-long, inaugural study of the Top 500 Green US Companies. The goal of this initiative was to “assess each company’s actual resource use and emissions and its policies and strategies, along with its reputation among its peers.”
The rankings are indexed by a “green score,” a composite of an environmental impact score, a green policies score and a reputation score. The magazine worked with three companies to develop its ranking methodology: KLD Research & Analytics, which specializes in tracking environmental, social, and governance data on businesses, TruCost, which compiles comprehensive environmental impact data, and CorporateRegister, an online registry of sustainability and environmental reporting.
Newsweek explains that the value of the ranking “is to open a conversation on measuring environmental performance—an essential first step toward improving it.”