Why NVIDIA Was Named One of America’s Greenest Companies

by Tonie Hansen

NEWSWEEK named NVIDIA the sixth-greenest publicly-traded company in the United States today, up four spots from last year’s ranking.

Obviously, we’re honored. NVIDIA employees are passionate about going green.

In June, leading environmental nonprofit Acterra gave NVIDIA its Acterra Award For Sustainability for large companies. In August, we became the first high-tech company in the United States to complete a global greenhouse gas assurance process, as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (see “NVIDIA First High-Tech U.S. Co. To Hit Emissions Standard”).

Like today’s award from NEWSWEEK, these are milestones in an effort that goes far beyond the compostable cups in our company cafeteria.

We’re working hard, for example, to help the gaming enthusiasts who use our products go green as well.

We’ve rebuilt our lineup of GPUs around a new, more power efficient architecture – which we call Kepler – that has helped our customers enjoy more immersive, engaging gaming experiences while cutting down their power bills.

Those savings add up. We estimate our effort to put our most power-efficient products in China’s iCafes could reduce carbon emissions on a scale comparable to taking 281,886 passenger cars off the road (see “Why A New GPU Can Mean A Greener China”).

In short, our work to build a greener company – and a greener technology industry – isn’t done.

You can find more details about our green efforts in our annual Global Citizenship report.

We’ll also continue to keep you posted on our green efforts throughout the year.