Dell, HP, IBM Are the Greenest Companies

These days running a good business is more than just about profits and putting out a product that sells; businesses also need to be mindful of their environmental impact. Newsweek has ranked the top 500 publicly traded companies in the U.S. and tech companies dominate the top spots.

Out of the top 10, eight of them are technology companies, perhaps showing that the tech sector either cares most about the environment, or is able to retool quickly to respond to environmental factors better than any other industry.

The greenest company, according to Newsweek, is Dell. Following closely at second and third by Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

Intel comes it at number five, followed by Sprint Nextel, Adobe Systems, Applied Materials and Yahoo! AMD and Cisco were in the top 20 at twelfth and thirteenth, respectively.

Some industry onlookers are surprised that Apple didn't place higher, given its recent efforts in using recyclable materials, but Newsweek put it at 65th spot.

Microsoft placed 29th, Google made 36th and Motorola was 43rd.

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  • Nesto1000
    Steve Jobs rebuttal:
    You're recycling wrong!
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  • deweycd
    A company that tells you to replace your printer to get new ink instead of refilling/replacing the ink cartrage is the greenest? How can that be?
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  • Parsian
    i dont believe this report until i see their procedure. How can a software company scores less than a company that sells hardware?
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  • lukeiamyourfather
    Is anyone else a surprised that Dell is ranked first?
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  • deweycd
    A company that tells you to replace your printer to get new ink instead of refilling/replacing the ink cartrage is the greenest? How can that be?
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  • Anonymous
    Well, since Dell is selling less and less computer, they ARE reducing the carbon footprint.
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