COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc.’s environmental efforts earned it a spot in the top 20 percent of the 500 largest companies in United States in Newsweek’s inaugural “green” survey, according to a release from Cummins.
The magazine asked two two research firms to analyze publicly available data and collected reputational information on all 500 companies to arrive at its ranking, Cummins said.
Cummins placed seventh among 47 industrial goods companies.
Newsweek credited Cummins for its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities worldwide by 25 percent as a percentage of sales from 2005-2010, as part of a voluntary commitment to the EPA Climate Leaders program.
In addition to the Newsweek ranking, Cummins reports that it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth consecutive year in September. The index represents the top 10 percent of the world’s largest companies rated by Dow Jones across a range of economic, environmental and social responsibility measures.
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