Top 50 Companies That Use the Most Green Energy

When it comes to being a more responsible, planet-friendly consumer, an important aspect to consider is how environmentally-conscious the companies we are giving our money to and supporting are. Since major corporations employ thousands of workers and have many massive, power-intensive facilities, they can be a tremendous drain on energy supply. That is why many companies have taken major strides to fulfill their energy needs with green energy sources, such as solar power, wind power, hydro power, biogas power, and biomass power. If you are looking for green companies to invest in, or green companies to work for, or just want to choose environmentally-friendly companies to buy from, this infographic created SolarPower.Guide with Environmental Protection Agency data can help:

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The Top 50 Companies That Use the Most Green Energy (as a Percentage of Their Total Power Use) - Solar Power Guide - Infographic

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Here are the top 20 companies that use the highest percentage of green power:

  1. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. - 139% (91,843,084 kWh annual total power)
  2. BNY Mellon – 113% (268,000,000 kWh total annual power)
  3. Voya Financial – 120% (40,000,000 kWh total annual power)
  4. Sephora – 112% (112,323,00 kWh total annual power)
  5. Bank of America - 109% (1,855,505,589 kWh total annual power)
  6. Church & Dwight Co. – 107% (159,445,000 kWh total annual power)
  7. Google LLC – 106% (7,492,567,647 kWh total annual power)
  8. The Hartford Financial Services Group – 106% (68,835,000 kWh total annual power)
  9. Wells Fargo – 105% (1,843,545,975 kWh total annual power)
  10. Equinix – 104% (2,360,296,352 kWh total annual power)
  11. State Street Corporation – 104% (158,991,503 kWh total annual power)
  12. ALDI – 103% (984,430,521 kWh total annual power)
  13. Apple - 101% (2,202,581,271 kWh total annual power)
  14. Starbucks – 101% (1,119,392,000 kWh total annual power)
  15. TD Bank – 101% (210,209,954 kWh total annual power)
  16. Microsoft – 100% (5,982,112,000 kWh total annual power)
  17. Intel – 100% (5,022,773,872 kWh total annual power)
  18. Proctor & Gamble – 100% (2,530,523,507 kWh total annual power)
  19. Samsung Electronics – 100% (1,339,124,850 kWh total annual power)
  20. Cisco Systems – 100% (1,089,027,261 kWh total annual power)

Here are the top 50 companies that use the most green energy overall:

  1. Google – 7,492,567,647 kWh from solar and wind
  2. Microsoft – 5,982,112,000 kWh from small-hydro, solar, and wind
  3. Intel – 5,022,773,872 kWh from various sources
  4. Walmart – 2,718,227,534 kWh from various sources (only 14% of total power is from green sources)
  5. Proctor & Gamble – 2,530,523,507 kWh from various sources

Many of these companies have achieved or have committed to becoming carbon neutral within the next few decades. The more net-zero emissions companies take the forefront, the closer we get to a clean, sustainable, and hopeful future for generations to come. Here are a few of the major companies that have committed to net zero emissions within the near future:

  • Verizon – net zero by 2035
  • IKEA – climate positive by 2030
  • Microsoft – net zero by 2030, with the additional goal of removing all carbon emitted since it was founded in 1975
  • BP – net zero by 2050
  • Unilever – net zero by 2039
  • Apple – net zero by 2030
  • Burger King – net zero operations by 2030
  • PepsiCo – net zero by 2040
  • BBC – Net zero by 2030
  • Facebook – net zero value chain by 2030
Written and designed by Joe Robertson