Associated British Foods

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Associated British Foods doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 59

Associated British Foods has a DitchCarbon Score of 59, 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 the value of their output. 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

Associated British Foods operates within the food industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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

Associated British Foods operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 23.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Associated British Foods, founded in 1935 and headquartered in London, operates in the global food industry. As a diversified international group, it boasts £13.4bn in sales, employs 130,000 staff, and has a presence in 50 countries, offering food, ingredients, and retail services. The company focuses on achieving sustainable leadership in markets with growth potential and delivering essential quality products and services.

Good news, Associated British Foods has set SBTi commitments

Associated British Foods has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking actionable steps to decrease emissions within their direct operations and energy use.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Associated British Foods should investigate alternative fuels for transportation and operational processes to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.

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Our methodology

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