Air Canada

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Air Canada doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 9

Air Canada has a DitchCarbon Score of 9 out of 100, indicating a low level of sustainability in its operations. This score suggests that the airline has a high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable companies. There is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing Air Canada’s environmental performance.

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

Air Canada is part of the aviation industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

Air Canada operates in Canada, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports the airline’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint through location-based advantages.

...this company is doing 4.45% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Montreal, Air Canada operates as the country’s largest full-service airline. It dominates the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market, and international routes to and from Canada. Offering services to over 35 million passengers annually, Air Canada provides direct flights to more than 175 destinations worldwide and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network.

Bad news, Air Canada hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Air Canada has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global climate action efforts.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Air Canada should explore opportunities for fuel switching in their transportation and operations to potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

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