Industry Sector: Health Care
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 74.9%
Environmental Impact: 60.4%
Environmental Management: 88.7%
Transparency & Disclosure: 78.3%
Illinois-based Baxter International makes products for treatment of hemophilia, immune disorders, and other chronic diseases. In 2010, the company made vast strides in terms of meeting its environmental goals. It reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 7 percent, or 29 percent when indexed to revenue. Additionally, its energy use increased by just 4 percent from 2005, despite the fact that sales increased by 30 percent in the same timeframe. Baxter also reduced its total waste indexed to revenue by 30 percent.