Xerox, Accenture Top List of Green Outsourcers

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 3 CSC 4 Capgemini 5 IBM Global 6 Oracle 7 HCL 8 Patni 9 WNS Global 10 Hewlett Packard/EDS 11 Aramark 12 Perot Systems 13 Logica 14 Wipro 15 SITEL 16 Mastech 17 Océ Business Services 18 SAP 19 CIBER 20 SAIC 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