NEWSWEEK Green Score: 64.7%
Environmental Impact: 66.7%
Environmental Management: 71.0%
Transparency & Disclosure: 28.0%
Apple’s products make up 98 percent of its carbon footprint, as its buildings account for just 2 percent. Every product Apple sells exceeds the guidelines for Energy Star specifications—an achievement that no other company in the industry can claim. Additionally, despite Apple’s phenomenal growth (revenue has grown 74 percent since 2008) the company’s greenhouse-gas emissions grew 57 percent. Apple also offers recycling programs in 95 percent of all countries where its products are sold, and in 2010 it received a recycling rate of 66.4 percent, well ahead of its 50 percent goal.