PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has been named one of the greenest companies in America by Newsweek magazine. Pall was ranked second in the industrial goods sector and 47th among America's 500 largest companies. The publication’s first-ever list of "Green Companies" appears in the September 28th issue.
For more than a year, Newsweek analyzed data compiled by three research partners to determine scores for environmental impact, green policies and reputation. These scores were then combined with each company’s greenhouse gas emissions and weighted. Pall received an overall Green Score of 81.94. According to Newsweek, many of the companies that finished in the top 100 are recognized leaders in sustainability.
Pall is a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program, an industry-government partnership committed to developing long-term climate change strategies. Pall also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global initiative to inventory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and evaluate the risk of climate change to business operations. Pall’s annual GHG inventory provides important baseline information that is used to make informed and effective policy decisions to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
The company adopted aggressive environmental sustainability goals as part of its long-term plan. Pall is on track to reduce its global carbon footprint by 10 percent in each of three categories – energy consumption, carbon emissions and waste output – by 2010.
“We are gratified to be ranked so favorably on Newsweek’s inaugural Green Companies list. Pall is dedicated to helping customers minimize their carbon footprints, maximize recycling and waste reduction efforts, and ensure the most efficient utilization of natural resources and raw materials. Our message to customers, employees and communities is the same. Protecting the environment is the right thing to do,” said Eric Krasnoff, Chairman and CEO.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital and transfusion medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com.