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These rankings were calculated by Canadian research and publishing firm Corporate Knights Inc., for Newsweek magazine's annual green rankings to be published Thursday.

The ranking scores companies on eight different criteria, designed to measure overall corporate environmental performance against industry peers. The measures include the use of energy, carbon, water and the generation of waste, relative to revenue. The ranking also looks at other criteria such as whether executive pay is linked to environmental goals, and whether a company has a sustainability committee on its board.

The global rankings looked at the largest publicly traded companies in the world, measured by market capitalization.

Vivendi FranceTelecommunications85.3%
AllerganUnited StatesHealth care85.1%
Adobe Systems United StatesInformation technology84.4%
KeringFranceConsumer products83.6%
NTT DOCOMOJapanTelecommunication83.1%
EcolabUnited StatesMaterials82.6%
Atlas CopcoSwedenIndustrials77.2%
Biogen IdecUnited StatesHealth Care75.7%
Compass Group United KingdomConsumer products75.3%
Schneider Electric FranceIndustrials75.3%

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