January 11, 2017 6:39 pm | Updated 5 years ago.
Greenpeace, a non-government environmental organization came up with new report that has found Apple, Facebook, Google and a relative newcomer Switch, leading the way on building a renewably powered internet.
The report name as “Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet” by Greenpeace ranked various companies on a range of criteria’s, from energy transparency and renewable procurement to energy efficiency and mitigation.
Apple is leading for the third consecutive year with a ‘final grade’ of ‘A’ and a clean energy index score of 83% whereas Facebook and Google also scored ‘A’ grades, but with a clean energy index scores of 67% and 56% respectively.
Gary Cook, Greenpeace’s senior IT analyst, said in a statement that, “Thanks to the leadership and advocacy of companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Switch, we are seeing the tech industry make major strides toward powering the internet with clean energy.”
For many large tech companies, Sustainability has become an increasingly important agenda over the last few years. Apple, Google, and Facebook have also joined the RE100 group recently which comprises of the largest business organizations committed towards 100% renewable energy.
Date of Publication: Jan 10, 2017