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Forster Tops UK’s 60 Best Green Companies Ranking

bestgreencompaniesTimes Online releases its second annual list of the best green companies in the UK. This year, the Green List has been expanded from 50 to 60 organizations. It also requires companies to meet a higher overall green score.

Last year, the overall green score, taking into account both company and employee surveys, was 57.6 percent; this year it is 66.7 percent. The company survey, which indicates environmental performance, accounts for 70 percent of the final ranking, and the employee survey, indicating staff attitudes, contributes the remaining 30 percent. Results are split into four reporting areas covering policies and systems, training and motivation, reporting and communication and performance.

Forster, a London-based marketing, public relations and design agency, took the top spot in the overall rankings, although it is one of the smallest firms to enter. The company has a low environmental impact, and earned a 94 percent green score from employees. In 2006-2007, the company reduced the amount of paper it purchased by 8 percent and it purchases electricity on a green tariff. The company’s target for 2008/2009 is to achieve ISO 14001 certification.

Second-place winner, The National Magazine Company, is in the process of installing solar shading for its double-glazed windows, which is estimated to cut energy bills by up to 20 percent. NatMag aims to eliminate its carbon footprint of 4,000 tons by 2013 by becoming carbon neutral, and offset any residual via the Carbon Neutral operation through development projects in Asia.

Third-place winner construction company Willmott Dixon Group monitors all projects to achieve its 10-point sustainability criteria, which include measures for waste diverted from landfill, the recycled content of the building, energy performance ratings and involvement in a community project.

Here’s a list of the other winners.

4. Skanska UK

5. Infinis

6. Milliken Contract

7. BT Group

8. The Environment Agency

9. MediaCom

10. Hain Celestial UK

11. Carillion

12. Hammerson

13. thecentre:mk

14. Morgan Lovell

15. Tesco

16. Logica UK

17. Marriott Hotels International

18. Explore

19. Nimlok

20. MCM Architecture

21. Kingspan

22. UKOS

23. Saint-Gobain Glass UK

24. PricewaterhouseCoopers

25. Johnson Tiles

26. Wates Group

27. Sandwell Homes

28. Aggregate Industries

29. H+H UK

30. Canary Wharf Group

31. RSA Group

32. Canon (UK)

33. Brent Cross Shopping Centre

34. Coca-Cola Great Britain

35. BRE Group

36. Altro

37. RES Group

38. James McNaughton Group

39. Greencare H2O

40. Warren Evans

41. Muntons

42. Clear Channel UK

43. AXA PPP Healthcare

44. ExCeL London

45. Allsignsgroup

46. Kadence (UK)

47. Eurostar

48. Gentoo Group

49. Paul Fabrications

50. Asda

51. Computer Cab

52. Wiles Greenworld

53. British Land

54. Nikwax

55. Bandvulc Tyres

56. Good Energy

57. Capgemini UK

58. API Laminates

59. Liberty International

60. Pfizer UK

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