Industry Sector: Health Care
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 74.6%
Environmental Impact: 60.8%
Environmental Management: 96.2%
Transparency & Disclosure: 39.1%
Johnson & Johnson introduced the “Healthy Future 2015” initiative, which lays out its environmental goals for the next few years. The company reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 23 percent from 1990 to 2010. The company recently tripled its solar-energy capacity to 13 megawatts and it is one of the largest users of solar energy in the U.S. Its facility in Titusville, N.J., has the largest solar-panel setups in that state, with 13,496 solar panels providing 4.1 megawatts of electricity, which provides energy for 70 percent of the site’s annual electricity needs. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency recently named the company the seventh largest producer of renewable energy. Between 2005-2010, the company also decreased hazardous waste by 25 percent and non-hazardous waste by 12 percent.