Industry Sector: Technology Equipment
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 71.9%
Environmental Impact: 76.0%
Environmental Management: 75.6%
Transparency & Disclosure: 36.6%
Nvidia Corp. is a California-based technology company that invented GPUs, the most energy-efficient computer processors on the market. In 2010, the company achieved a goal of diverting 76 percent of its waste from landfills. Nvidia also hired a full-time employee to make data centers more energy-efficient, as the computer farms are poised to overtake airlines as a source of greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020. The company’s newest building in Austin, Texas, features aluminum frames made from more than 25 percent recycled content, Green Guard-certified furniture, and special energy-efficient carpets.