The best 100 Green

The latest edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, revealed the results of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. Who is the 'greenest one' of them all?

This year, as every year, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, presented the 2013 edition of "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World", the ranking of the 100 leading international companies in sustainability policies and practices. More than just a list, this is one of the most influential tools for monitoring and assessment of corporate sustainability and identifies a group of outstanding corporations, who together employ up to 5.3 million people and have annual turnover of $ 3 trillion dollars.
The best in the class, is Umicore, a Belgian high-tech material company, with most revenues coming from "clean technologies". Natura Cosmeticos of Brazil follows. Northern Europe has it's share of companies and placing third in the ranking; Statoil (Norway), Neste Oil (Finland) and Novo Nordisk (Denmark). This is not a surprising result given that Northern Europe, compared to other members of the European Union, has historically lead in environmental issues. In this 2013 edition, North America rules, due to 10 Canadian and 10 American companies. The lost continent has nine representatives, France, Australia and the UK. Noteworthy is the influence of Australia, also in the top ten of the 2012 ten locales with the highest quality of life in the world, recently published by the Economist.
But... what about Italy? More efforts and commitment are requested to resume our place among the top100. In 2011 and 2012, Intesa Sanpaolo captured 73rd and 96th places, respectively, and stood out as the only Italian representative in this prestigious group.