Industry Sector: Health Care
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 71.7%
Environmental Impact: 65.2%
Environmental Management: 80.4%
Transparency & Disclosure: 62.2%
Agilent Technologies provides measurement products to various industries. In 2010, the company initiated several conservation projects that allowed for a 3.6 percent reduction in energy use from the previous year. Agilent’s solar-energy photovoltaic systems helped to reduce CO2 emissions in 2010; the solar panels generated 3.34 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. To ensure that all of their suppliers meet environmental standards, Agilent developed a code of conduct in 2004 and will not work with suppliers who violate its standards of environmental protection. The company recently introduced two greenhouse-gas analyzers that can check for multiple gases at once. The company was even involved in the monitoring of samples after the Gulf Coast oil spill.