Company rating on whether its facilities have been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. Certification means the company meets ISO environmental management standards, which require a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving environmental performance. To learn more visit www.iso.org. Rating is relative to other companies in the same industry.
Climate Counts: Striding
According to Climate Counts, this company is striding in the race to address climate change.
Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard helps people vote with their dollars by making climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices that put pressure on the world’s most well-known companies to take the issue of climate change seriously.
Launched by organics pioneer Stonyfield Farm, Climate Counts believes everyday consumers can be the most important activists in the fight against global warming. Climate Counts has currently evaluated 106 companies—representing over 3000 different brands—in thirteen major consumer sectors with plans to expand the number of companies and sectors soon.
Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:
- Measured their climate “footprint”
- Reduced their impact on global warming
- Supported (or suggest intent to block) progressive climate legislation
- Publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively
Learn more at www.climatecounts.org.
Top 50 Companies for Diversity
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally. Participation in the survey has increased dramatically, up 19 percent in 2011 to 535 companies. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey shows increased participation for its detailed, empirically driven ranking, which is divided into four key areas: CEO Commitment Human Capital Corporate and Organizational Communications Supplier Diversity Learn more at: www.diversityinc.com
Energy Star Partner Awards
ENERGY STAR, created in 1992, is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Partnership offers a unique opportunity to leverage ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR label appears on over 50 different product categories as well as new homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants. Awards are given annually to top performing partners. Learn more at: www.energystar.gov.showPartnerSearch
EPA Green Chemistry Award
The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge was established to recognize and promote innovative chemical technologies that prevent pollution and have broad applicability in industry. The Challenge is sponsored by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute and other members of the chemical community. Learn more at:www.epa.gov