Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
emc n/a 95 88 90.7 +8.6 +1 35 11
microsoft n/a 78 79 79.9 -2.2 +0 410 111
home depot n/a 85 76 79.6 -2.5 +0 188 34
deere n/a 82 72 75.1 -7 +0 86 14
apple 81 77 75 72.1 -10 -1 338 107

*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




computers, publishing, software, video games

Microsoft has a long history of community engagement, and this has led to many community partnerships around the world. Through monetary grants, software and curriculum donations, technology solutions, and employee volunteer hours, we support projects and organizations that are making a difference.

tags: computers, publishing, software, video games, research, development, hardware, gaming consoles


computers, software

Apple is committed to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility wherever our products are made. Part of our role as a global, corporate citizen is to ensure our supply chain lives up to the standards outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct. As a result of our compliance monitoring and the subsequent corrective actions, conditions have been improved at facilities where tens of thousa...

tags: computers, software, hardware, personal computer, consumer electronics, ipod, mp3 player, portable music player, cell phones, monitors, television

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



John Deere's values - integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation - are demonstrated daily, not only in the company's business dealings, but also in the many ways it contributes to communities and causes around the world where John Deere employees and their families live and work.

tags: hardware, heavy equipment, agriculture, construction, forestry, engines



Companies talk a lot about responsibility-to customers, shareholders, and employees. At EMC, we like to take that responsibility a step further and apply it to the larger community and beyond.

tags: software, information storage, hardware, information infrastructure systems


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



Siemon's founding commitment to stewardship has resulted in a long history of progressive environmental action.

tags: electronics, network cabling, hardware



Kesko's values highlight responsibility towards society and all stakeholders. Kesko implements corporate responsibility following the globally established three-fold division into economic, social and environmental responsibility. Responsible operations are part of normal daily work. The target is to improve profitability, to gain competitive advantage in investor relations, employee recruitm...

tags: retail, groceries, hardware, consumer durables

digital realty trust

hardware, professional services

Digital Realty Trust is committed to improving the performance and energy efficiency of our data centers through the creation, adoption and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers, as well as, adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a Contributing Member of The Green Grid.

tags: hardware, professional services, datacenter solutions

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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, ...

Intel Westmere Chips Usher In Next-Gen Green Servers

From greenbiz.com (verified), March 17, 2010

Resource Management

Intel yesterday unveiled its newest and most energy efficient 32-nm processors, giving hardware manufacturers and data center managers a big boost in their green IT efforts.

in this article: intel

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

Why Can’t Apple Make Greenhouse Gas Curbing Commitments?

From justmeans.com (verified), April 21, 2010

Waste Management

Why is a red-hot company like Apple with a Nobel-Prize winning board member, Al Gore, unable to set public goals to reduce its carbon footprint? That’s the question raised by a shareholder proposal to be voted on tomorrow at the Apple annual sh...

in this article: apple

Microsoft Citizenship Report: Data Centers Consume 50% Less Energy

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 24, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

Microsoft has opened new data centers that consume 50 percent less energy than those built three years ago, according to the company’s 2010 Citizenship Report. In FY2011, the software giant is working to reduce the power use effectiveness (PUE)...

in this article: microsoft

Apple Shoots Down Two Shareholder Sustainability Proposals

From environmentalleader.com (verified), February 26, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

At Apple’s shareholders meeting Feb. 25, the computer giant shot down two shareholder proposals related to sustainability management and reporting, reports PC World.

in this article: apple

Intel, Grid Net Launch Assault On Home Energy

From gigaom.com (verified), September 30, 2010

Resource Management

Intel has made no secret of its ambition for a fat slice of the home energy management market, but here’s the chip maker’s official play: On Thursday, the company released a hardware design blueprint for any manufacturer or retailer that ...

in this article: intel, grid net

Apple Unveils New, Consumer-friendly Battery Charger

From venturebeat.com (verified), July 28, 2010

Waste Management

Apple has launched its own plug-in charger for AA batteries, extending its wireless device and energy efficiency strategies. In addition to making its wireless keyboards and mice more user friendly, the company’s new product will slash the amou...

in this article: apple

HP, Microsoft Among Winners Of Green Enterprise Awards

From environmentalleader.com (verified), May 19, 2010

Resource Management

Microsoft won in the Audacious Idea category for its strategy for data center efficiency. Hewlett-Packard won the Data Center Design award for its Wynyard data center, which uses rainwater collection and recycled materials to reduce energy demands.

in this article: microsoft, hewlett-packard