PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy systems and software, has been rated among the greenest companies in the United States by the influential Newsweek Green Rankings for 2014.
"We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability and this will spur us on to continually improve our efforts," says Dow Wilson, Varian's chief executive officer. "Our company's mission is to help save lives around the world and we seek to do this in ways which benefit the communities in which we operate."
Newsweek evaluated up to 800 of the largest publicly-traded companies by market capitalization, in the U.S. and globally. The rankings measure sustainability performance in energy, carbon, water, and waste, as well as a new criterion measuring 'reputation'. Ranked #51 on the U.S. list, Varian was one of just a few companies rated 100 percent in the reputation category.
Varian operates globally but has significant United States production facilities in Palo Alto, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Salt Lake City, UT. Varian makes a yearly submission to the Carbon Disclosure project and publishes an annual Sustainability Report measuring its performance against defined goals.
Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications, and also supplies high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive testing applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,500 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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