Information Technology (IT) companies have a central role to play in enabling a modern, renewable-powered energy infrastructure. As originally outlined by the IT sector in broad terms in the SMART 2020 report, published in 2008, the IT sector has the opportunity to drive transformative change in the consumption and production of energy, with the potential to drive a significant reduction in the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that cause climate change. This analysis was reconfirmed in 2012 in the SMARTer2020 report, with global estimates of GHG reduction potential exceeding 16% by 2020.
Greenpeace began evaluating global IT companies through its Cool IT Leaderboard in May 2009 in order to identify which firms were leading efforts to drive change in the energy sector. The Leaderboard examines how IT companies use their considerable influence to change government policies that will drive clean energy deployment. In this 6th edition of the Cool IT Leaderboard, the sector continues to show slow but steady improvement in offering energy solutions that have the ability to achieve significant scale, with companies demonstrating that they are willing to make major investments to drive clean energy deployment. In addition, a growing number of companies are increasing their commitment to power their operations with greater percentages of renewable energy, which is critically important given their rapidly growing electricity consumption.
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Introduction

Information Technology (IT) companies have a central role to play in enabling a modern,...

Climate Solutions

IT technologies have the potential to transform the way we use energy, breaking our dependence...

IT Energy Impact

The IT sector serves as a critical backbone of the 21st century economy, and is one of the...

Political Advocacy

While the IT sector has strengthened its energy solutions offerings, and a growing number of...

CISCO

Cisco regains a share of the top ranking in this year’s Leaderboard, with a 9-point gain from...

GOOGLE

Google’s continued advocacy for clean energy and willingness to put its money where its mouth is...

ERICSSON

Ericsson maintains its 3rd position in this updated Leaderboard, increasing its score by 3...

FUJITSU

Fujitsu’s score dropped 4 points in the latest edition of the Leaderboard, though it still...

SPRINT

This is Sprint’s first appearance in the Leaderboard, and Sprint debuts as the top scorer among...

WIPRO

Wipro earned a significant increase in its score in this Leaderboard, gaining 10 points and...

HP

HP increased its score in each of the three leadership evaluation categories, but by far the...

IBM

The self anointed home of the “Smarter Planet,” IBM is active in several of the IT energy...

ALCATEL-LUCENT

Alcatel-Lucent holds steady at 40 points from last year’s evaluation, earning the company a tie...

VODAFONE

After making an impressive debut in last year’s Leaderboard, when it lead telecom operators with...

SOFTBANK

Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank made an impressive debut in last year’s Cool IT...

MICROSOFT

Microsoft rebounds after two years of declining scores on the Leaderboard, with a gain of 11...

HCL

HCL increased its score in its second ranking in the Cool IT Leaderboard, primarily through...

DELL

Dell’s climate and clean energy leadership unfortunately continues on a slow decline, although...

SAP

The business management software provider SAP gains only 1 point in this version of the Leaderboard.

TELEFÓNICA

Telefónica is one of the world leaders in the telecommunication sector with a strong presence in...

NTT

NTT Group is one of the largest global telecommunications companies, with a number of business...

AT&T

AT&T unfortunately ranks in the bottom quartile of this leaderboard, falling 3 points from its...

NEC

NEC Corporation (NEC) remains poised to offer energy savings solutions in a number of areas...

TOSHIBA

After being left off the last two CoolIT Leaderboards, Toshiba has been re-added to Version 6.

HITACHI

Hitachi Group is a new addition to the Cool IT Leaderboard in 2013. Hitachi has recently...