|Bristol-Myers Squibb||Campbell's||Dow Chemical||Herman Miller||HP|
|Mission: Reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, energy, and water use 10% from 2001 to 2010. Cut water use 20% in "severely stressed" areas.||Mission: By 2020, reduce environmental footprint by 50%; minimize packaging, improve recyclability. Unveiled in May 2010.||Mission: By 2015, reduce energy relative to production 25% when compared with 2005. Sell more products based on "sustainable chemistry."||Mission: 2020 goals announced in 2004. Zero emissions, water use, and hazardous and landfill waste.||Mission: Slash greenhouse-gas emissions and energy consumption 25% between 2005 and 2010. Recycle 2 billion pounds of electronic products from 1987 to 2010.|
|Technique: New LEED-certified Massachusetts facility, geothermal Munich HQ. Cagey about broader production changes.||Technique: Started process before official announcement. Redesigned classic soup can with a thinner lid. Drawing heat from wastewater.||Technique: "We are focusing on more efficient ways to make basic chemical building blocks like chlorine," says Dow director of sustainability Mark Weick.||Technique: Using the cradle-to-cradle design protocol. Switching from solvent-based coatings to water-based ones. Contracts for green energy through 2013.||Technique: Recycling inkjet cartridges. Consolidating packaging and facilities.|
|Results: Met first three goals, but missed water-use one in "stressed" China. "There's still more to be done," says BMS green czar Robert Draeger.||Results: Saved more than 775 million gallons of water and 3.5 million pounds of steel in 2009, but energy use and emissions remained steady.||Results: Reduced energy 3% so far. Solar shingles will hit the market in 2011.||Results: Hazardous waste has been reduced 95%; water use is down 78%; VOC air emissions are down 93%; and landfill waste is down 88%.||Results: Met greenhouse goal a year early, increased it to 40% by 2011. Recycled 1.7 billion pounds of electronics as of April 2010.|
A version of this article appeared in the November 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.