African Rainbow Minerals

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is African Rainbow Minerals doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

African Rainbow Minerals has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger efforts towards lowering carbon intensity and enhancing overall sustainability.

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

African Rainbow Minerals is part of the metals and mining industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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

African Rainbow Minerals is located in South Africa, which has a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s operations may be contributing significantly to carbon emissions, potentially undermining sustainability efforts in the region.

...this company is doing 13.98% better in emissions than the industry average.

African Rainbow Minerals, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Sandton, South Africa, operates within the metals and mining industry. The company specializes in mining and processing a diverse range of minerals, including iron ore, coal, nickel, and copper. With a history of strategic growth and operational efficiency, African Rainbow Minerals has established itself as a significant player in the African mining sector.

Bad news, African Rainbow Minerals has ditched SBTi commitments

African Rainbow Minerals has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting and pursuing targets that are in line with the latest climate science to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

African Rainbow Minerals could reduce its emissions by approximately 30% by adopting energy efficiency measures for all procured energy, including electricity, heat, steam, and cooling.
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Our methodology

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