The National Magazine Company has been named the second greenest business in Britain in this year’s Sunday Times Green List.
The Esquire and Cosmopolitan publisher rose eight places from last year’s place but was beaten to the top position by London marketing and PR agency Forster.
The Sunday Times survey examined companies’ environmental policies, energy consumption, waste production and recycling.
Researchers also asked staff at each company about their attitude to the green policies in place.
Natmag, which employs 860 staff, has said it aims to become carbon neutral by 2013.
The heating is turned down by one degree during winter months and the lights are operated by movement sensors.
The publisher was also praised by the judges for its attitude to recycling, including sending unused magazines to hospitals and books to Oxfam.
There are also prizes up to £200 offered to staff each month for coming up with the best idea to increase efficiency and save money.