Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Abbott doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 52

Abbott has a DitchCarbon Score of 52, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to its value creation. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Abbott operates in the health and social services industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Abbott operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This regional advantage supports Abbott’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 10.44% better in emissions than the industry average.

Abbott is a globally recognized healthcare company based in the United States, with a focus on health and social services. Founded in 1888, the company has a long-standing history in the healthcare industry. Abbott offers a wide range of products and services, including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products, and branded generic pharmaceuticals.

Good news, Abbott has set science-based climate targets

Abbott has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These commitments align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Abbott should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their total emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.