More about companies in this post: Acer - Apple - Asus - Cisco - Dell - Ericsson - Fujitsu - HP - Hitachi - IBM - Intel - Lenovo - LG - Microsoft - Motorola - NEC - Nintendo - Nokia - Oracle - Panasonic - Philips - Quanta - Samsung - Sharp - Siemens - Sony - Toshiba - Wipro

Newsweek's Green Rankings: ICT Continues to Lead Media and Others

ICT businesses continue to dominate Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings of the top 500 US public companies, as they did in 2009-11 (see below). All five top 5 companies are in ICT sectors this year: IBM (#1), Hewlett-Packard (#2), Sprint Nextel (#3), and Dell (#4), CA Technologies (#5). All told, ICT sectors dominated the top 20 with a record 13 positions.

Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings of the top 500 global companies yields slightly less impressive results for ICT. IBM (#4) is the only company to appear in the both the US and global top 5. Indian company Wipro (#2) is the only other ICT company in the global top 5. Still, 12 of the top 20 are from ICT sectors.

Companies can receive up to 100 points in the Newsweek evaluation. The top-scoring company received 85.7; Wipro was the top ICT company with 85.4. IBM, BT, SAP, KPN, Tata, Bell Canada, Nokia, Telefonica and Fujitsu were the other ICT companies that scored ~80 or better.

Sprint is the only telecom in the US top 20, while the global top 20 has 5. More about the greenest telecoms.

Newsweek's "Media & Publishing" companies don't make the top 20 on either list. McGraw-Hill (#21) and Disney (#23) are best in the US rankings. UK's WWP (#41) and Disney (#68) are best on the global list.

Newsweek published a substantial article about its methodology for those interested in the details.


2011

Four of the five top 5 companies are in the ICT sectors: IBM (#1), Hewlett-Packard (#2), Sprint (#3), and Dell (#5). All told, ICT sectors dominated the top 20 with 11 positions.

Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings of the top 500 global companies yields a similar result for ICT, with 10 of the top 20. Only IBM (#2) makes the transition from the US top 5 to the global top 5.

Newsweek's "Media & Publishing" companies don't make the top 20 on either list. McGraw-Hill (#21) and Disney (#23) are best in the US rankings. UK's WWP (#41) and Disney (#68) are best on the global list.

Newsweek published a substantial article about its methodology for those interested in the details.

2010

Four of the five top 5 companies are in the 2010 technology sector: Dell (#1), Hewlett-Packard (#2), IBM (#3), and Intel (#5). All told, technology dominated the top 20 with 11 positions; the next best sector was pharmaceuticals with 3. Newsweek had a total of 49 companies in its technology sector.

Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings of the top 100 global public companies yields a weaker result for technology, with only 7 of the top 20. (Newsweek classifies top 20 performers Sony and Panasonic into its consumer products sector.) The telecom segment of technology is stronger in global top 20 than in the US top 20.

Newsweek groups "Media, Travel, Leisure" companies into another sector. The only US e-media companies in that sector's Top 10 still were McGraw-Hill (#39), Walt Disney (#69), and NewsCorp (#107). This lackluster showing for the e-media sector is consistent with other rankings. Sony (#4) and Walt Disney (#37) were the only e-media companies in the global 100.

Newsweek published a substantial article about its methodology for those interested in the details.

h3>2010

Newsweek's 2009 Green Rankings