An article on GreenPort, an online publication, draws on PA’s manufacturing benchmark report which indicates that manufacturing companies are making steady improvements in green performance.
The article explains that this is the second benchmark study carried out by PA and is a snapshot of four global manufacturing companies – Siemens, GE, Alstrom and ABB. The companies were assessed in three areas – product portfolio, strategy and organisation and transparency and operational performance – and scored out of 100.
PA’s Edmond Cunningham, greening business expert, says: “This year’s study showed that each company in the sample improved on its early 2011 score with both ABB and Alstom gaining momentum in making their businesses greener and improving their presence through eco-friendly products.”
The article continues by reporting the rank of the four manufacturing companies:
In the sample, Siemens was ranked as the greenest company and had increased its analysis of the environmental impact of its products, from 49 per cent in 2011, up to 88 per cent in 2012
Second was ABB which leads in terms of reducing energy consumption by 11 per cent, greenhouse gas emissions by 4 per cent and water consumption by 13.5 per cent
GE came third with an improvement of 1.3 per cent in its energy savings, an improvement of 6.4 per cent in its greenhouse gas emissions and 30 per cent in its water consumption since 2009
The report goes on to explain that although Alstom remains in fourth place, the company has shown the most improvement in its environmental strategy since early 2011. Alstom has increased green awareness throughout the company and made its environmental information more widely available to the public.
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