Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Alibaba doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 41

Alibaba has a DitchCarbon Score of 41 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to environmental 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

Alibaba is a company in the retail sector, 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




Very high

Alibaba is situated in China, a region with an unspecified carbon intensity rating. The sustainability of Alibaba’s operations is influenced by China’s national efforts to manage its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 6.38% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hangzhou City, Alibaba is a pioneer in the CN retail sector and a key player in global wholesale trade. As the first business of Alibaba Group, offers a platform where small businesses can sell their products internationally, primarily connecting manufacturers and distributors from China and other countries with a global buyer base. The company facilitates one-stop sourcing across various categories and provides tools to help businesses engage in commerce effortlessly, anytime and anywhere.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Alibaba

Alibaba should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions.

Good news, Alibaba has embraced SBTi commitments for sustainability

Alibaba has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly lower its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

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