American Airlines

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is American Airlines doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 31

American Airlines has a DitchCarbon Score of 31 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects a higher carbon intensity in the company’s operations. The airline needs to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability rating.

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

American Airlines, part of the aviation industry, 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

American Airlines operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the airline’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its location.

...this company is doing 17.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1930, American Airlines is a major player in the aviation industry, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. As one of the largest airlines globally, it offers a wide range of services including passenger flights, cargo transportation, and jobs for over 900,000 people worldwide. The company prides itself on a strong company culture based on respect and is dedicated to maintaining its status as a leading airline.

Good news, American Airlines has set SBTi climate commitments

American Airlines has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to well below 2°C. This involves a strategic approach to decrease emissions across their scope 1 and 2 categories, which include direct emissions from owned or controlled sources and indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

American Airlines should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and quantify direct greenhouse gas emissions from their operations.

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Our methodology

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