Wells Fargo, a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets, provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 10,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the internet worldwide, has a branch office in Mountain Village,
“A healthy environment is an integral part of positive community development and long-term business success,” said Mary Wenzel, head of Wells Fargo Environmental Affairs, of the green ranking.
“We’ve been working hard to integrate environmental stewardship into everything we do and are proud to be recognized for our efforts.”
Wells Fargo, was commended for providing more than $5 billion in financing to environmentally beneficial businesses, including more than $1.6 billion to support wind and solar energy projects nationwide; more than $3 billion to support the development of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified “green” buildings; and encourages the development of individual banks’ Green Teams aimed at improving sustainability, with employees volunteering to construct and rehab low-to moderate-income housing that meet local or national environmental building standards. In addition, the company is contributing $750,000 to support nonprofit organizations that focus on renewable energy, greener buildings or sustainable agriculture.
The ranking investigated companies’ environmental impacts, environmental policies and strategies, and environmental reputation.
The top 20 Greenest Big Companies in America, according to Newsweek:
3. Johnson & Johnson
6. State Street
8. Bristol-Myers Squibb
9. Applied Materials
11. Johnson Controls
12. Cisco Systems
13. Wells Fargo
14. Sun Microsystems
15. Sprint Nextel
16. Adobe Systems
17. Advanced Micro Devices