Sharp, L'Oréal, Marriott and Staples are among the familiar names to grace Newsweek’s 2012 list of the world’s greenest companies.
Among the top 10 companies featured on the global list, only one U.S. company (IBM) made it on the top 10 list. Meanwhile, Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom are leading the way with two companies apiece in the top 10. In terms of industry, financial companies took four of the top 10 spots.
What about the companies that most of us associate with every day? Below are the top five greenest companies in four key industries. Did your favorite companies make the cut?
Company rankings were determined by their overall green score, which included three component scores: environmental impact, environmental management and environmental disclosure. For more information on the methodology, click here.