updated 01:25 am EDT, Wed September 29, 2004
Apple No. 12 on EPA list
Apple is No. 12 on the EPA's new listing that ranks companies based on the , while Intel, Fannie Mae, and Cisco were ranked at the top of the listing (respectively). The AP reports that "the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hopes to combat air pollution by encouraging more companies to compete for top spots on its 'Best Workplaces for Commuters' list, compiled from Fortune 500 companies. EPA's honor roll is top-heavy with computer and energy businesses that emphasize telecommuting. Next on the list are USAA, Sun, Oracle, AMD, Texas Instruments, Safeco and EMC. The EPA wants to encourage more companies to offer such benefits as $30 or more a month for commuting costs, emergency rides home for parents with children and shower or locker rooms for bike riders."