recently announced its list of 10 giant green companies that have gone beyond
the requirements of environmental laws.
- Honda was recognized as the most fuel efficient
auto company in the United States
- Continental Airlines worked with engineers at
Boeing to develop more fuel efficient airplanes.
- Suncor of Canada was chosen for measures they have
taken while recovering crude oil from tar sands.
- Tesco, a U.K. energy company, instituted measures
that cut energy costs while encouraging their customers to do the same.
- Aluminum manufacturer Alcan of Canada has managed
to cut greenhouse gas output by 25 percent since 1990, while increasing
production by 40 percent.
- PG&E, a California utility, worked with
regulators to enact mandatory controls on greenhouse gases.
- S.C. Johnson continued to demonstrate a commitment
to sustainability. Starting in 1935, the company led a 15,000 mile expedition
to Brazil to find a sustainable source of wax. The company’s first product is
still used today and is known as Johnson’s Wax.
- Goldman Sachs has heavily invested in
environmental friendly projects such as spending $1.5 million in cellulosic
ethanol, wind and solar energy.
- Swiss Re, located in Switzerland, has been warning
of higher instances of storms, which affected the country’s reinsurance market.
They have pioneered products such as weather-based derivatives to hedge against
- Hewlett-Packard owns large e-waste recycling
plants that shred and reuse electronic gadgets to keep the materials out of the
landfills and provide new uses for them.
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