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CA Technologies ranks among top 10 U.S. green companies

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Two Long Island firms have been ranked in the top 100 greenest companies in an evaluation by a national newsweekly.

Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings has CA Technologies, of Islandia, at No. 9. The other top-ranked Long Island company, Pall Corp., of Port Washington, makes the top 100 list at No. 69.

In early trading Wednesday, CA was down 16 cents to $21.64.

With 13,400 employees worldwide, the business software maker had a market capitalization of $10.89 billion based on its Wednesday stock price, and had net income of $819 million on revenue of $4.52 billion in the past 12 months. Its share price is down 11.46 percent in the year to date.

In its evaluations, Newsweek graded the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies on several factors. It looked at their management, disclosure and environmental footprint, such as the use or emission of greenhouse gases.

CA vice president and chief sustainability officer Cynthia Curtis said the company uses one of its own products, ecoSoftware, to track and improve upon its environmental programs.

"This ranking is the result of the company's continued focus on sustainability and our employees' commitment to running our operations more efficiently," Curtis said in a Tuesday news release.

CA also works to "provide customers the tools they need to help them better manage their IT infrastructures and enterprises in an environmentally friendly and effective manner," she said.

To produce the 2011 Green Rankings, Newsweek collaborated with leading environmental research providers, Trucost, and Sustainalytics to assess each company's environmental footprint, management of  its footprint and transparency.

The top eight U.S. companies in the Newsweek rankings were IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint Nextel, Baxter, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture and Office Depot.

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