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West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek's 'Green Rankings'


Newsweek released its 2017 “Green Rankings,” an environmental performance assessment of the world’s largest publicly traded companies in the world and the U.S., and four West Michigan companies ... to use in their own homes,” Voglewede said.


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Home » West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek's 'Green Rankings' Manufacturing, Retail, and Sustainability West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek's 'Green Rankings' January 2, 2018 | By Rachel Watson | TAGS Kellogg Company / SpartanNash / Stryker / Whirlpool Corporation var addthis_share = addthis_share || {} addthis_share = { passthrough : { twitter: { via: "grbj", text: "West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek's 'Green Rankings'" } } } Share $(function(){ addthis.init(); }); Text Size: A A Related Articles West Michigan companies rank among 'America's Best Employers' West Michigan companies rank on Fortune 500 West Michigan companies rank among Fortune's 'Most Admired' Related Events Health Forum of West Michigan – The State of Opioid Abuse in West Michigan West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast The 2016 Elections & How They Impact West Michigan Businesses The global headquarters of Whirlpool Corporation is located in Benton HarborCourtesy Whirlpool Several companies in the region have received national and global recognition by Newsweek for their environmentally friendly practices. Newsweek released its 2017 “Green Rankings,” an environmental performance assessment of the world’s largest publicly traded companies in the world and the U.S., and four West Michigan companies are in the rankings, including Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation. Ron Voglewede, director of global sustainability at Whirlpool Corporation, said its “innovation” and “efficient” products earned the company the recognition, as evidenced in its recently released 2016 “Sustainability Report.” “This distinction is a testament to our commitment to sustainability, which spans our supply chain and sustainable material sourcing initiatives, to our goal of sending zero waste to landfills and manufacturing products that have a low environmental impact for consumers to use in their own homes,” Voglewede said. “We are proud of all we continue to achieve in sustainability initiatives corporation-wide.” Whirlpool Corporation ranks at No50 on the “U.S500” ranking and No82 on the “Global 500” ranking. Other West Michigan companies in the rankings include Kellogg Company, Stryker and SpartanNash. Six other Michigan companies also made the rankings. Methodology The “U.S500” and “Global 500” from Newsweek’s “Green Rankings” take the following factors into account: energy productivity; greenhouse gas productivity; water productivity; waste productivity; green revenue; sustainability pay; sustainability board committee; and audited environmental metrics. Monetary fines and potentially harmful products or services may deduct from a company’s final score. The rankings are further sub-divided into “Best in Industry Global” and “Best in Industry U.S.” rankings. Newsweek Founded in 1933, Newsweek is a global news magazine and websiteIt provides news, in-depth analysis and opinions about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presences, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the U.S., Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia, as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian and Spanish. Newsweek is owned by Newsweek Media Group. West Michigan company on the “Global 500” ranking 82Whirlpool Corporation Other Michigan companies on the “Global 500” ranking 79Ford Motor Company 127The Dow Chemical Company 253General Motors Company West Michigan companies on the “U.S500” ranking 50Whirlpool Corporation 79Kellogg Company 273Stryker 389SpartanNash Other Michigan companies on the “U.S500” ranking 9CMS Energy Corporation 49Ford Motor Company 70The Dow Chemical Company 157DTE Energy Company 165General Motors Company 406Ally Financial Inc. 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