Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Aflac doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 49

Aflac has a DitchCarbon Score of 49 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score suggests that Aflac’s carbon intensity is relatively high, implying room for improvement in reducing emissions. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to lower its carbon footprint and enhance its sustainability efforts.

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

Aflac operates in the finance sector, which has a very 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

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

...this company is doing 1.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Aflac, headquartered in Columbus, is a prominent player in the US finance sector, founded in 1955. The company specializes in providing a diverse range of employee-paid insurance products to over 50 million people worldwide, including accident, disability, cancer, and life insurance. Serving hundreds of thousands of businesses, Aflac offers benefits that enhance employee packages at no direct cost to the employer, distinguishing itself in the marketplace.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Aflac

Aflac could reduce its emissions by a quarter by shifting to renewable energy for all its purchased energy needs and working with suppliers and utility providers to embrace low-carbon solutions.

Bad news, Aflac hasn't committed to SBTi climate goals yet

Aflac has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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