This is huge! Barron’s has just ranked Agilent No. 3 in its list of the “100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies”. Wow!
Barron’s is an American newspaper published by Dow Jones and News Corp. It covers U.S. financial information and market developments. Barron’s worked with Calvert – a global leader in responsible investing – to assemble its list.
Barron’s and Calvert’s second annual ranking of companies – based on hundreds of environmental, social and governance factors – puts Best Buy, Cisco Systems and Agilent Technologies at the top of the list.
Agilent previously ranked No. 17 in Barron’s first list a year ago. Why the stunning improvement in rank?
Agilent has “a dense, detailed corporate social-responsibility report,” Barron’s says, “that includes information such as the organizations direct and indirect greenhouse-gas emissions, by weight.”
Barron’s highlights many of Agilent’s achievements in sustainability. Agilent’s customers include labs that test for environmental and water safety. Agilent has increased its energy efficiency by 40 percent and cut its carbon footprint by 25 percent. Newer Agilent products – such as the Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC System – use 50 percent less electricity. Agilent leads in areas such as maternity leave and volunteer time off. By next month, one third of its independent Board of Directors will be female.
Thanks to Agilent employee Sean Spurdle for the Apple video link!