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Published on January 28th, 2019 | by Bibhuranjan

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Top Green Companies Making a Difference

Human activities, mainly the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of forests, have increased global climate change across the world, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. It’s now more important than ever to consciously put effort into reducing our collective carbon footprint — especially the waste and emissions produced by large corporations. Here are five companies that are recognized for doing their part in reducing their environmental impact to stop global warming — which is a welcome change in our late-capitalist paradigm.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is making small strides to become a more socially responsible organization. This company supports actions to promote a low carbon economy and mitigate climate change.

Having recently switched much of their energy dependency to solar power, Johnson & Johnson is now the second largest user of solar power in the United States — over half of their entire energy use is derived from clean sources. Their future goals include reducing absolute carbon emissions by 20% by 2020, and 80% by 2050 compared to their 2010 baseline. Johnson & Johnson also plans to produce or procure 35% of electricity use from renewable sources by 2020, and 100% by 2050.

Solex

Solex is a heat exchanger manufacturer based in Canada. Their innovative design provides better, more efficient solutions to challenges both known and new in the industry. They have been pioneering technology in the science of heating, cooling, and drying free-flowing bulk solids for over 25 years. You can learn about heat exchanger applications as well as their patented technology which produces nearly zero emissions, uses 90% less energy, and produces a superior end product at a lower cost for their customers.

Schott

Schott is an eco-friendly glass company that manufactured the world’s first glass-ceramic cooktop without using heavy metals — which contain arsenic and antimony as additives. These cooktop panels mainly consist of raw materials that occur naturally in nearly inexhaustible quantities.

Since they are essentially natural products, they do not release any substances that pollute the air, water, or soil when they are disposed of. Thanks to the unique material composition of these eco glass-ceramic, these products meet all eco-standards set by the European Union today.

IKEA

IKEA, a well-known Swedish furniture company, uses a lot of lumber to make its affordably priced products. However, the company uses sustainable forestry techniques, which means that the minimalist yet stylish wardrobe you just purchased didn’t cost the planet a piece of a rainforest.

It starts with their supply chain, where the Swedish furniture-maker has sourced close to 50 per cent of its wood from sustainable foresters and 100 per cent of its cotton from farms that meet the Better Cotton standards, which mandate reduced use of water, energy, and chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

On top of that, IKEA is also investing in solar and wind energy to an unprecedented degree and leads the way in selling cleaner, greener products. The company plans to double its already strong investments in renewable energy and hit 100% clean energy by 2020.

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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