Earlier this month, the Hyundai Motor Company was honored by Newsweek with a spot in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings! Since back in 2009, the Newsweek Green Rankings have been one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings. The Green Rankings assess the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and 500 largest publicly traded companies globally on overall environmental performance. Keep reading to learn more about what helps set the Hyundai brand apart!

Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America, had this to say about earning the honor:

This recognition from Newsweek is a testament to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint globally. Hyundai will continue to place importance on its eco-friendly Blue Drive lineup in all segments. Part of this initiative is the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq late this year, marking [its] very first car offered in three electric versions to debut in the U.S.

The 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings measure the performance of companies and brands using eight clearly defined key performances indicators. The methodology is a clear and rules-based and meets the test of being replicable by a third party. A company or brand’s overall score is weighted average of their eight KPI scores. Elijah Wolfson, senior editor, Newsweek, had this to say about the Hyundai Motor Company:

In the current global business and political climate, no company can continue to ignore its environmental footprint and there’s good news: Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings show the world’s biggest companies are improving when it comes to energy will propel leaders to start looking at their environmental impact, not just in terms of carbon use, but comprehensively, and make the changes necessary to sustain both business growth and environmental viability.

To learn more about the Hyundai brand’s efficient and green vehicles, head on down to your Hyundai dealers near National City, Kearny Mesa Hyundai, to speak to a member of our team and get set up on a test drive today!