IBM Japan ranked first in 2001 Nikkei Environmental Management Survey
08 Jan 2002 -- IBM Japan took top honors in the fifth annual Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. environmental survey of manufacturers. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, or "Nikkei," is Japan's equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. Nikkei has been ranking Japan's manufacturers on the basis of environmental performance for the past five years, and their award is one of the most prestigious awards for corporate environmental efforts in Japan. Ricoh Co. had received the top ranking for the past three years, and IBM Japan displaced Ricoh this year, ranking 1 out of 820 corporations considered for the award in Japan. The award is based on eight evaluation categories, and IBM had the top ranking in five of those including: environmental management organization, environmental disclosure, environmental education and social contribution, waste management and energy management.