Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
whirlpool n/a 86 87 89.2 +7.1 +0 133 28
electrolux n/a 92 87 86.7 +4.6 +0 37 5
philips 88 90 84 85.4 +3.3 +0 178 24
bosch 71 74 85 83.3 +1.2 +0 58 10
siemens n/a 80 85 81.9 -0.2 +0 517 107
home depot n/a 85 76 79.6 -2.5 +0 188 34
lowe's n/a 79 60 79.2 -2.9 +0 111 20

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average




appliances, conglomerates

Siemens is committed to exercising responsibility for society in every country in which it operates, so as to help create a secure future for all. Corporate responsibility is one of the levers by which Siemens seeks to promote sustainable business development.

tags: appliances, conglomerates, conglomerate, communication systems, power generation, lighting, medical equipment, transportation, water technologies, building technologies, home appliances

home depot

appliances, hardware, retail

The Home Depot is built on the principle of creating value for our stockholders while never forgetting our values . We seek to be profitable, responsible and balance the needs of our communities.

tags: appliances, hardware, retail, home improvement, tools, lumber, building materials, paint, plumbing, flooring, garden supplies, plants


appliances, consumer electronics

At Philips we are in the unique position to link our brand heritage to the challenge of improving the quality of peoples lives. This is what Philips has done since our founders started the company. For them there was no difference between doing business and sustainable business. Putting people and their society at the center was inherent to their way of doing business. You could say sustainability...

tags: appliances, consumer electronics, home appliances, lighting, medical systems



At Whirlpool we strongly believe in the principles of Corporate Responsibility - of achieving success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities and the natural environment.

tags: appliances, household appliances, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, ranges, compactors, air conditioners, microwaves ovens, mixers, blenders



Every day, Lowe's has the opportunity to deliver outstanding prices, products and services to our customers. Outside business hours, we take that commitment even further. For Lowe's, each store and every customer service team member also presents an opportunity to make a difference beyond home improvement.

tags: retail, home improvement, appliances, building supplies, bathroom, lighting, flooring


appliances, car accessories

Many of our values can be traced back to our founder Robert Bosch, other values have changed or have arisen over the decades. Our values reflect the manner in which we run our business: Our professional ethics in dealing with our business partners, investors, employees and society.

tags: appliances, car accessories, automobile components, security, parts, tools



We can make a positive contribution to sustainable development both through our operations and our products. We are continually working to reduce energy consumption from products and emissions from factories; working to ensure that our employees and business partners are treated fairly; and striving to be a good neighbour in the communities in which we operate.

tags: appliances, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers


appliances, hardware, retail

We aim to fully integrate sustainability into business thinking and be the customer choice for sustainable home improvement products and services

tags: appliances, hardware, retail, home improvement, tools, lumber, building materials, paint, plumbing, flooring, garden supplies, plants

black & decker

appliances, hardware

Black & Decker's mission is to provide quality products that improve people's lives, and by doing so, to create value for our stockholders. We believe that acting as a responsible corporate citizen supports this mission.

tags: appliances, hardware, power tools, home improvement, fastening technology



Caring for the environment reflects the Miele family's deep-felt vision of Immer Besser or Forever Better. Forever means doing everything we can today to protect and preserve the planet's finite resources for tomorrow. This guiding principle permeates every aspect of the Miele organization-creating demanding standards for global, and personal, responsibility.

tags: appliances

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Philips Unveils World's First 60 Watt LED Bulb

From enn.com (verified), May 16, 2010

Resource Management

Yesterday at the Lightfair International tradeshow in Las Vegas, Royal Philips Electronics unveiled its breakthrough EnduraLED light bulb. This bulb will be the world's first LED replacement for the 60 watt incandescent light bulb, which represe...

in this article: philips

Google PowerMeter Moving Closer To Smart Appliances

From earth2tech.com (verified), March 25, 2010

Resource Management

Google said yesterday afternoon that it’s partnered with chip maker Microchip to work with developers in order to create embedded devices that are compatible with Google’s energy tool PowerMeter. Microchip says the relationship means that...

in this article: google

LA Costco/Lowes Center Boasts 40% Water Savings

From environmentalleader.com (verified), March 25, 2010

Resource Management

A new Costco/Lowe’s-anchored retail center in Los Angeles achieves 40 percent in water savings, compared to the baseline, said Vanessa Delgado of Primestor Development, which was involved in building the 343,000-square-foot center.

in this article: costco wholesale, lowe's

Siemens Secures $1.1bn In Turbine Orders

From businessgreen.com (verified), August 10, 2010

Resource Management

Siemens today announced that it has secured two giant wind turbine orders in the US and China that are estimated to be worth around $1.1bn (£700m).

in this article: siemens

Home Depot, Macy’s, Wal-Mart Try FutureMark Recycled Paper

From environmentalleader.com (verified), August 3, 2010

Resource Management, Waste Management

Home Depot, Macy’s, Walmart, Whole Foods and American Eagle Airlines’ in-flight magazine “Latitudes” have signed contracts in the first half of 2010 with FutureMark Paper Company, which says it is the only North American manuf...

in this article: wal-mart, whole foods, american airlines, macy's, home depot

Dow And BASF Receive Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award For HPPO Technology

From greencarcongress.com (verified), June 22, 2010

Resource Management

The Dow Chemical Company and BASF received a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology that vastly improves the production process of a key chemical intermedia...

in this article: dow chemical, basf

Siemens Completes Successful First Firing Of PetroAlgae’s Biomass Fuel In Pilot Plant-scale Pulverized Coal Burner

From greencarcongress.com (verified), June 9, 2010

Resource Management

Siemens Energy has successfully completed the first firing of PetroAlgae Inc.’s biocrude fuel, a plant-based, micro-crop biomass material that is processed into a solid residue. The biocrude fuel was combined with pulverized coal in a pilot-sca...

in this article: siemens

Philips Ups Bulb Wars With 60 Watt Equivalent Bulb In 2010

From greentechmedia.com (verified), April 12, 2010

Resource Management

Philips, the largest light manufacturer in the world, said it will come out with a light emitting diode (LED) bulb that will consume about 12 watts but emit 806 lumens, or as nearly much light as a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

in this article: philips

Rackspace, Whirlpool Energize Savings Through Building Design

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 7, 2010

Resource Management

Randy Smith, director of real estate for Rackspace Hosting, whose new headquarters has been certified LEED gold said “going green is a practical, long term decision both, fiscally and environmentally.” Whirlpool claims the 1.6-million-squ...

in this article: whirlpool, rackspace