A new study by NEWSWEEK ranked the top 100 largest publicly traded companies in the world based on their green performance. Each company was given a rating for three different components: environmental impact, green policies, and a reputation survey. International Business Machines (IBM) came out as top dog, Hewlett-Packard was ranked second, and Johnson & Johnson took home the bronze medal.

Rounding out the top 5 were Sony (4th) and GlaxoSmithKline (5th).The mining company Rio Tinto received the worst overall green score out of all 100 companies. Here is a short summary of the individual categories:

Environmental Impact
Best: CitiGroup
Worst: Rio Tinto

Green Policy
Best: Johnson & Johnson
Worst: China Petroleum & Chemical

Best: Nokia
Worst: PetroChina

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