Like many companies, Google has made an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and to avoid negative impacts on the environment. The efforts of Google have made it one of the greenest companies around.
Google’s Green Side
In 2007, Google reached its goal of becoming carbon neutral. To sustain this ongoing effort, they have installed enough solar panels to power approximately 1,000 average homes, which offsets 30 percent of peak electricity use for the facilities. Google shuttles are used by 1,470 employees. Google’s shuttles are fueled by B-20 biodiesel to get employees to work each day. These Bay Area shuttles take an estimated 660 cars off the road each year.
On Wednesday, I wrote about a battle looming between Apple and Googleas discussions take place over the possibility of Apple making Microsoft‘s Bing the default search engine on the iPhone.
Stepping back further than a single search engine fight, it’s evident that Google, Microsoft, Apple, and even Yahoo are now competing in numerous different business arenas.
The chart above illustrates many of the services these companies provide. Some of their products have been cornerstone revenue streams, and others are just at the beginning of development. But putting them up against each other really helps illustrate each company’s focus and their possible future directions of exploration.
Google has perhaps more than any other company become “The Internet Company.” It’s grown hand in hand with the internet and its entire business model has from the start been totally focused on the internet as a delivery platform.
And let’s face it, Google is a pretty interesting company. In fact, we think it’s so interesting that we put together this infographic with a ton of facts and figures about Google. We’ve been digging through Google’s SEC filings, news articles and the trusty old Wikipedia to get plenty of interesting data to include. We hope you like it!