Newsweek ranks 15 greenest retailers in America

Home Depot has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings as the No. 4 greenest large retailer in the United States. Lowe's took the No. 11 spot.

Here is Newsweek’s ranking of the 15 greenest U.S. retailers: 

1. Office Depot
2. Staples
3. Best Buy
4. The Home Depot
5. Wal-Mart Stores
6. Kohl’s
7. Target
8. J.C. Penney
9. Sears Holdings
10. Whole Foods Market
11. Lowe's Cos.
12. Kroger Co.
13. Costco Wholesale
14. Safeway
15. Supervalu

To produce the 2012 Green Rankings, Newsweek collaborated with two leading environmental research providers, Trucost and Sustainalytics, to assess each company’s environmental footprint, management of that footprint and transparency. The Green Rankings focus on the largest publicly traded companies in America and worldwide. Each list consists of the largest 500 companies by revenue (most recent fiscal year), market capitalization and number of employees, as of April 30, 2012. A number of the largest U.S.-based companies appear on both lists.

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