Airbnb

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Airbnb doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 61

Airbnb has a DitchCarbon Score of 61 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of commitment to sustainability. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity in its operations. A higher score would signify even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon 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

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Very high

Airbnb is a company in the hospitality industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. 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

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Very high

Airbnb operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports Airbnb’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their business operations.
17.57%

...this company is doing 17.57% better in emissions than the industry average.

Airbnb, founded in August of 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, operates within the hospitality industry. The company offers a platform for users to list, discover, and book unique accommodations globally, ranging from apartments to castles, in over 33,000 cities across 192 countries. With a focus on connecting people to unique travel experiences, Airbnb has established a robust community and provides comprehensive customer service to both hosts and travelers.

Good news, Airbnb has set science-based climate targets

Airbnb has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Airbnb should establish and pursue clear science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain to potentially reduce emissions by 35%.
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Our methodology

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