Apple is the Greenest Company in the World for the 3rd Time in a Row

Climate change awareness is a trend that is taking root here in Pakistan as well. Naturally 1st world countries are at the forefront with this issue and are leading the pack. However you will be surprised to find out that tech companies are actually leading the fight against climate change.

Greenpeace has announced its annual list of the greenest companies on the planet, and once again it is the tech companies leading the chart. The companies were graded and given a clean energy index score out of 100%.

The score is given by the company’s current share of energy produced by renewable energy, as well as its willingness to turn completely to renewable resources in the future and make its current consumption public.

The Greenest Apple of The Bunch?

The list for 2016 was topped by Apple, which earned an “A” grade and had a score of 83 percent. It was helped by the fact that its new headquarters will feature around 700,000 sq. feet of solar panels. This is the third straight year that Apple has topped the list.

Other technology companies included in the list include Facebook at 67 percent, and Google at 56 percent. Greenpeace also listed Apple, Google, Facebook and Switch (a telecom company, which had a perfect 100 score) as making genuine efforts towards using 100% renewable energy.

Microsoft, Samsung and Alibaba Not Green Enough

It highlights Samsung, Netflix and Amazon Web Services as lagging behind the pack in implementing more eco-friendly energy solutions. Microsoft and Oracle also need to get their heads together after they were given scores of 32 and 8 percent, respectively.

Companies in developing markets are also lagging in the sector as the usage of fossil fuels is quite the norm there. Unexpectedly, these include services like Alibaba and Baidu.

Overall, the IT industry had a share of 7% in the overall global energy footprint, and is expected to grow to 12% as technology’s penetration grows and global internet consumption set to increase threefold by 2020.

  • While iphones still top another list evey year that no one gives a shi t about….
    Most radiation prone Mobile… Have fun people.

    • SAR rate phones Mar 2016

      The SAR values listed below are based on the US Federal Communications Community guidelines. Because European criteria are higher approximate calculations using the European standard would place the SAR value lower than the US equivalent.
      The SAR rated phones listed below are specific to the ear/head. For the body the SAR is a little different, usually a bit lower.

      Top 10 Low SAR rate phones

      Samsung Galaxy A5 – 0.65
      Microsoft Lumia 535 – 0.46
      Samsung Gusto 3- 0.53
      Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
      Micromax Unite 3 – 0.20
      Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus – 0.374
      LG 450 – 0.36
      Samsung Jitterbug 5 – 0.40
      LG A380 – 0.41
      LG G3 Beat – 0.46

      Top 10 High SAR rate phones

      Alcatel 1010 – 1.08
      BlackBerry Bold 9790 – 1.73
      BlackBerry Curve 9320 – 1.56
      HTC Desire X – 1.59
      Motorola V50 – 1.19
      Nokia 105 – 1.48
      Nokia 8810 – 1.14
      Nokia Asha 503 – 1.44
      Samsung S300 – 1.14
      Sony Ericsson Z1010 – 1.41

      iPhone SAR ratings

      The following SAR values reveal that reducing radiofrequency emissions doesn’t seem to be high on Apple’s list of priorities, given that they tend towards the higher end.

      iPhone 6S – 1.14
      iPhone 6S Plus – 1.14
      iPhone 6 – 1.14
      iPhone 6 Plus – 1.16
      iPhone 5S – 1.18
      iPhone 5C – 1.19
      iPhone 5 – 1.18
      iPhone 4S – 1.19
      iPhone 4 – 1.11
      iPhone 3GS – 0.67

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