Earlier this week, National Grid PLC landed the No. 1 spot as a utility on Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2015, ranking 29th overall.
The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's leading corporate environmental rankings, measuring corporate sustainability and environmental impact. Every year, the project ranks the 500 largest publicly traded companies globally on their overall environmental performance using eight specific indicators. Based on those indicators, National Grid received a green score of 71.4 percent.
Read more about the ranking methodology here.
"National Grid is no stranger to running a responsible and sustainable business - we take account of environmental, economic and social issues when we make our decisions," Chief Executive Steve Holliday said. "We are committed to being an innovative leader in connecting people to the energy they use, and to safeguarding our global environment for future generations. This ranking validates that we are on the right track."
National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. For more information, visit www.nationalgridus.com.