Greenest U.S. Tech Companies? Newsweek Has an Answer

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – With majority of attention focused on its decision to stop print and focus purely on digital, Newsweek magazine rolled out its fourth annual list of greenest companies on Monday.

Taken into account by the publication were factors including transparency and the companies’ actual environmental footprints. Newsweek worked with Trucost and Sustainalytics, two top environmental groups.

“Companies in every industry are realizing that the pursuit of profit is intertwined with environmental and social issues. They call it the “triple bottom line”: people, planet, and profit. Operational efficiency saves money, and preparing for a future of limited resources and high energy prices is a must for any company’s long-term survival,” commented Newsweek in the report.

In the United States, a number of technology companies received top ratings. Most notably was IBM, positioned at #1 in the country and #4 globally. As for as others, HP took the #2 spot, Dell at #4, CA Technologies at #5, Intel at #7 and Windows-maker Microsoft at #12.

Prominent iPhone and Macintosh computer-developer Apple, meanwhile, fell quite low on the list. The Cupertino, California-based company sat at spot #118 on the U.S. portion. For to view the entire list, visit here (