NEWSWEEK Green Score: 71.3%
Environmental Impact: 68.0%
Environmental Management: 73.8%
Transparency & Disclosure: 74.8%
In 2010, NEC initiated the “NEC Group Environmental Management Action Plan 2017/2030,” which was made up of initiatives like the “entirely eco-friendly office.” Such initiatives allowed the company to reduce CO2 emissions by 2.12 million tons during the 2011 fiscal year. The company has also developed a bioplastic from cellulose and cardanol—the first bioplastic in the world that has achieved a stable supply—which it will soon start to use in the manufacture of its products.