Auto industry recognised for green credentials in global rankings

Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands 2012 Report ranks eight automotive companies in the top 25 with Toyota leading the field, joined by a further three automotive manufacturers in the top 10.

The annual survey of the world’s most sustainable companies sets out to identify pioneering, profitable, ethical, and ecologically responsible brands. Interbrand says they should ‘have a proven record of performance, strive to operate with transparency and they practice what they preach when it comes to sustainability.’

Toyota retains the number one spot it claimed last year and is credited with ‘unparalleled sustainability leadership’. Honda takes third spot with Volkswagen fourth and BMW 10th.

The automotive industry holds the most places of any sector in the top 25 demonstrating the significance placed on sustainability at a global level across the automotive industry.

Every year, SMMT publishes its UK Sustainability Report, this year it showed significant improvements against all key environmental performance indicators, while industry sustained investment and growth in manufacturing output.

In 2011, UK automotive reported record turnover for the sector, up more than 12% to £55 billion, with exports at record levels and increased investment across the industry. Independent forecasts suggest UK automotive is on course to hit all-time record manufacturing levels by 2015, while manufacturing plants continued to make considerable progress in reducing their environmental impact.

Interbrand top 25 Best Global Green Brands 2012

Ranking Company Sector
1 Toyota Automotive
2 Johnson & Johnson FMCG
3 Honda Automotive
4 Volkswagen Automotive
5 Hewlett-Packard Electronics
6 Panasonic Electronics
7 Dell Electronics
8 Siemens Diversified
9 Danone FMCG
10 BMW Automotive
11 Cisco Business Services
12 3M Diversified
13 Apple Electronics
14 L’Oriel FMCG
15 Ford Automotive
16 Mercedes-Benz Automotive
17 Hyundai Automotive
18 Sony Electronics
19 IBM Business Services
20 Nokia Electronics
21 Nissan Automotive
22 Adidas Sporting Goods
23 Coca-Cola Beverages
24 General Electric Diversified
25 Samsung Electronics

To download SMMT’s 13th Annual Sustainability Report, go to www.smmt.co.uk/sustainability. Click through to find out more about Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands 2012 Report.

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