2014 has begun quite well thus far, although Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s unexpected death has slightly diminished its awesomeness.
Nonetheless, the EPA has released their rankings for the top 30 companies with outstanding ecological focuses. Among them are Apple, Microsoft, and Google — three of the top competitors in the mobile and computing world.
We’ve listed the top ten below. You can click the above link to view the rest.
1. Intel Corporation
Intel makes computer chips, which in turn make the world go ’round.
They’re noted for their use of biogass, biomass, small-hydro, solar, and wind.
2. Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft is still the world’s largest software and computer hardware company, with Apple as their main competitor (in this space, at least. RIP Bing).
The company has been noted by the EPA for their use of biomass, small-hydro, solar, and wind power to generate their energy.
3. Google Inc.
Sitting comfortably in third place between Microsoft and Apple, Google has in recent years become the world’s largest smartphone company, with Android stealing the spotlight from Apple’s iOS.
The “Do No Evil” company is noted for their use of biogass, solar, and wind to harness the energy that powers the massive servers that run Google.
4. Apple Inc.
Apple has made the top of this list year after year. Their focus on design-meets-functionality has made them one of the most desirable companies in the world.
The EPA notes Apple’s use of biogas, biomass, geothermal, small-hydro, solar, and wind power.
5. Cisco Systems, Inc.
One of the hardest-hit companies after the documents released by Edward Snowden last year showed how the NSA uses Cisco to spy on the world, the company at least has this EPA eco ranking to fall back on, which is nice.
They’re noted for their solar and wind power usage.
6. Dell Inc.
The world’s second largest PC manufacturer behind Hewlett-Packard managed to beat their competitor (who incidentally isn’t even in the top 30 list) in eco-friendliness, which is becoming more and more fashionable these days.
Dell is noted for their increasing use of biogas, solar, and wind to power their factories.
The United States’ 3rd largest cell service provider edged out all their competitors in eco-friendliness to land in the top ten this year.
While the quality of their service may leave much to be desired, Sprint’s focus on going green is to be commended.
The EPA has noted them for their use of solar and wind power.
8. EMC Corporation
One of the world’s leading cloud computing companies making the list is no small feat, as the power needed to run massive cloud servers is mind-boggling.
EMC made the list for their use of wind power to run their server farms.
9. Sony Corporation Of America
Sony has risen and fallen in relevance over the years, with the company becoming more and more popular recently with their new line of entertainment products.
They made the list for the continued use of solar and wind to generate energy.
10. Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Rounding off the list is, well, technically Google again. Motorola was purchased in 2012 by Google, and has slowly fallen behind competitors such as Samsung, HTC, and LG, although their concept for innovative smartphones might bring them back into the spotlight.
They’re noted for their use of wind power to run their factories.
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