Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), a global medical technology company, has announced that it has received the WindMade label, which is a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewable energy resources. BD received the label by certifying that 35 percent of the company's global operational electricity consumption comes from wind power. According to the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership website, BD consumes 317,276 megawatt-hours of green power in its U.S. operations each year and the company states it procures the bulk of that green power through the purchase of renewable energy certificates. BD also has one solar array installed at a distribution center in the U.S.
BD also announced that it has been ranked within the top 40 companies in Newsweek's "Green Rankings" of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on environmental footprint, management of that footprint, and transparency. In the Newsweek rankings, BD ranked 32nd overall and 4th in the Healthcare sector.
News Release - BD is Awarded WindMade Certification; Ranks Among Top 40 U.S. Companies in Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings
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