One of Maryland’s largest companies is also one of the country’s greenest.
McCormick & Co. Inc. was ranked No. 6 on Newsweek’s Green Rankings for United States companies. Newsweek, in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and several leaders in sustainability, ranked the largest companies in the U.S. and the world based on their environmental impact.
The spice maker was recognized for some recent environmentally friendly projects like installing more efficient lighting fixtures and air conditioning systems. Its distribution center in Belcamp actually produces more electricity than it uses, making it the first “net zero status” building in Maryland and one of few in the country.
McCormick was also recognized as one of 48 companies that received a perfect score on the reputation scale because it has not been mentioned in news stories relating to environmental problems.
While McCormick ranked highly in the U.S., it did not land a spot in the top 10 worldwide.