New York: Six companies led by India-origin people including banking behemoth Citigroup and soft drinks major Pepsico have been named among the greenest American companies by Newsweek magazine.
The list of 500 Greenest big companies in the US compiled by Newsweek is topped by technology bellwether Hewlett-Packard.
Among the firms led by India-origin individuals, three companies have made it into the top 50, with software entity Adobe Systems headed by Shantanu Narayen, ranked 16th. Mobile phone maker Motorola has cornered the 21st spot, while Vikram Pandit-led Citi is at the 24th place.
India-origin Sanjay Jha is the co-CEO at Motorola.
Indra Nooyi-led Pepsico is ranked 119th while financial services firm Hartford Financial Services and IT company Cognizant Technology are at 303rd and 449th positions, respectively.
Hartford Financial is headed by Ramani Ayer while Francisco D’Souza is at the helm of Cognizant.
At the second place is technology major Dell, pharma firm Johnson & Johnson is ranked third and technology entities — Intel and IBM — at the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
The ranking is based on three factors — environmental impact score, green policies score and reputation score.
Other companies include McDonald’s (22), Microsoft (31), CB Richard Ellis (45), Coca-Cola (58), Wal-Mart (59), Yahoo! (69), eBay (76), Google (79), General Electric (82), Apple (133) and Washington Post (178).