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McCormick lands spot in environmental elite
Jeff Blankman, sustainable manufacturing manager for McCormick and Company, inside of a new chiller unit, demonstrates how to navigate the touch screen instrument panel. The 750-ton chiller is 75 percent more efficient than the direct expansion units it replaced at the 600,000-square-foot McCormick factory. Blankman is part of a corporate movement toward greater social responsibility.

McCormick lands spot in environmental elite

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.

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