Autodesk Ranks #6 Among IT Companies on Newsweek Magazine’s Green Rankings

  Autodesk Ranks #6 Among IT Companies on Newsweek Magazine’s Green Rankings

3D Design and Engineering Software Leader Scores #21 Overall in List of Top
500 U.S. Companies

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 23, 2012

Newsweek Magazine this week recognized Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) as one of
the greenest companies. Autodesk was ranked #6 among information technology
and services companies, and #21 overall in the top 500 U.S. companies in
Newsweek’s Green Rankings.

The annual Newsweek Green Rankings look at the largest publically traded
companies in the U.S. and globally ranks them on performance in such areas as
greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction and management of natural resources.
Autodesk performed particularly well in the Environmental Impact measurement,
and stood out for its green building strategy, including LEED certifications;
well below average carbon emissions; and detailed policy on green procurement.

“Sustainability is at the core of how Autodesk operates and what our
technology enables our customers to achieve,” said Carl Bass, president and
CEO of Autodesk. “We have a positive impact through greening our own
operations, but also through the tools we supply to our millions of customers
worldwide who imagine, design and create more efficient buildings,
infrastructure and products. We’re honored to be recognized alongside so many
of our customers on Newsweek’s prestigious list.”

Using Design Thinking to Reduce Impacts

Autodesk focuses its efforts on the areas where it can have the most positive
impact on the future of the planet. A key component of that strategy is
providing design software to those who create the built environment, supply
energy and water, plan cities, and define manufacturing processes, in order to
encourage sustainable project outcomes. Autodesk leads by example in its own
operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint, and more
efficiently using water, materials and other resources in its facilities and
across the value chain. The company employs its own software using its
buildings as a testing ground for new ideas, workflows and sustainable design
solutions, strengthening the business and creating knowledge that Autodesk can
share with others.

In addition to Newsweek’s Green Rankings, Autodesk has been recognized for its
efforts with a leadership position on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500
index disclosure rankings; inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
(DJSI); FTSE4Good Index Series; top 10 ranking in Maplecroft’s climate
innovation leaders; and an Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Leader
listing.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to
design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about
Autodesk, visit http://www.autodesk.com/.

Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk,
Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other
countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks
belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter
product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time
without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors
that may appear in this document.

© 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact:

Autodesk, Inc.
Carolyn Rohrer, 415-547-2428
carolyn.rohrer@autodesk.com
or
The OutCast Agency
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