Biogen, Shire, Allergan top list of 'greenest' corporations in the world
- Newsweek has released its 2015 Green Rankings, created in collaboration with Corporate Knight Capital, Human Impact + Profit Investor, Inc, and various government and academic environmental leaders. And biopharma will recognize quite a few names on the list.
- The rankings were based on "corporate sustainability and environmental impact."
- Biogen and Allergan took the numbers one and two spots of the top 10 greenest list in the U.S., scoring 89.2% and 84.2% "Green Scores," respectively. In the top 10 list for the whole world, Biogen, Shire, and Allergan took spots one through three, while Roche came in at #9.
You can browse Newsweek's full list here.
Out of the full U.S. rankings (which include more than 400 companies), 57 were biotech, pharma, and healthcare companies. That includes eight biopharma companies in the top 100 greenest corporations in the U.S.
In the world (500 companies ranked), healthcare companies took 48 slots, including 11 in the top 100. Novo Nordisk, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Amgen were all in the top 50 globally, while Actavis, Medtronic, and Novartis were all in the top 100. Sanofi came in just beyond that at #103.
Speaking of rankings: In May, Business Insider compiled a list of the "most meaningful" places to work according to employees, and 19 out of the 30 companies listed were involved in biopharma or healthcare. AbbVie, Biogen, Medtronic, and Celgene were all ranked in the top five.