NEWSWEEK Green Score: 72.4%
Environmental Impact: 66.6%
Environmental Management: 77.3%
Transparency & Disclosure: 76.7%
The French telecommunications company plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent of 2008 levels by 2020. Since 2008 the company has reduced its footprint by 12.6 percent. As well, two of the company’s largest facilities now use 100 percent renewable energy. Recognizing that communications technology makes up 2 percent of global carbon emissions, Alcatel-Laurent is also part of the GreenTouch initiative, which is designed to make wireless networks 1,000 times more energy-efficient.