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Xerox, Accenture Top List of Green Outsourcers

According to the newly released 2009 Black Book of Outsourcing Vendors, Xerox is the world's greenest firm offering third-party services.

Xerox tops a list of 50 most recommended green outsourcing vendors, and is followed by Accenture, CSC, CapGemini, and IBM Global in the top five positions.

To develop the list, the Black Book's authors use a survey of more than 1,300 respondents about their interactions with third party service providers including IT outsourcing, human resources outsourcing, facilities management outsourcing, and a host of other fields.

The ranking takes into account three internally developed measures of sustainability -- environmental protection, social improvements and economic growth -- as well as a number of third-party standards. Included in the list of third-party standards are the U.N.'s Global Compact for social, economic and environmental principles; the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) standards 14000 and 14001, the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard, and Green Sigma, a sustainability consulting service created by IBM based on lean Six Sigma principles.

The full list of the top green outsourcing vendors is below; more information about the Black Book of Outsourcing Vendors is online at

2009 Top 50 Green Outsourcing Vendors


2009 Company Name
1 Xerox
2 Accenture
4 Capgemini
5 IBM Global
6 Oracle
8 Patni
9 WNS Global
10 Hewlett Packard/EDS
11 Aramark
12 Perot Systems
13 Logica
14 Wipro
16 Mastech
17 Océ Business Services
18 SAP
21 TechMahindra
22 BT
23 Atos Origin
24 ACS
25 Fujitsu
26 T Systems
27 Orange Business Services
28 eTelecare
29 CH2M Hill
30 Infosys
31 Steria Xansa
32 CGI
33 Innodata Isogen
34 Océ Convergys
35 Sun Microsystems
36 TeleTech
37 Hewitt
38 RR Donnelley
39 UST Global
40 Sodexho
41 Northrop Grumann
42 Ariba
43 Emcor
44 Siemens
45 Unisys
46 XChanging
47 Pitney Bowes
48 Hitachi
49 Tata Consultancy Services
50 CompuCom/Getronics

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