Engine builder Cummins Inc. today (Oct. 24) announced that it is ranked No. 64 among the 500 largest public companies in the United States and No. 1 among industrial companies in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings of businesses.

“This recognition by Newsweek demonstrates Cummins commitment to a key element of our corporate mission – demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment,” said John Wall, vice president and chief technical officer for Cummins. “Cummins is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve the environment and the communities where we live and work, while producing industry-leading products for our customers. Environmental stewardship is a real and important component of business leadership.”

The Newsweek methodology compares the actual environmental footprints, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies) and reporting practices of big companies. Newsweek teamed with leading environmental research providers, Trucost and Sustainalytics, to gather and analyze the data.