Archive for January 3rd, 2009

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Fortune recently made a list of the 10 Green Giants.  The Green Giants were the top 10 companies that “have gone beyond what the law requires to operate in an environmentally responsible way”.  The companies are investing in energy efficiency which will end up paying off big in the future.  They are steps ahead of their competitors and leading the way to a smarter way of doing business.  With the money and resources these companies have, them starting to see the benefits of going “green” has the opportunity to make a big difference quickly.  Here is the list:

1.  Honda – Most fuel efficient auto company in the U.S.

2. Continental Airlines – Engineered more fuel efficient aircraft with Boeing

3. Suncor (Canada) – Oil/Energy Company that carefully measures environmental impact of each project and works to reduce impact

4. Tesco (Britain) – Grocer with wind-powered stores, biodiesel delivery trucks and more

5. Alcan (Canada) – Aluminum maker that has heavily reduced greenhouse output and continues to increase energy efficiency

6. Pacific Gas & Electric – 56 percent of its retail electricity sales from non-greenhouse-gas-emitting sources, a great start

7. S.C. Johnson – Since its inception has worked to reduce pollutants in its household products also built its own power plant that uses gas produced from a nearby land fill

8. Goldman Sachs – Invested 1.5 billion in cellulose ethanol, also investing in wind and solar energy

9. Swiss Re (Switzerland) – Insurer that is working to help individuals effected by climate change

10. Hewlett-Packard – Continuously working to reduce the environmental impact of their computer products and striving toward a 20% energy consumption reduction