American Express

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is American Express doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 71

American Express has a DitchCarbon Score of 71, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects a lower carbon intensity compared to many other companies, suggesting that American Express is making significant efforts to reduce its emissions. A score of 71 out of 100 demonstrates the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility and reducing its carbon footprint.

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 Express, a company in the finance sector, has a very low carbon intensity ranking. 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 Express operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.

...this company is doing 20.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

American Express, founded in 1850 and headquartered in New York, operates in the finance sector. The company has a longstanding history of providing financial services, including payment solutions, insights, and experiences that support personal and business growth. With a commitment to innovation and customer support, American Express has become a globally integrated payments company recognized for its workplace diversity and corporate equality.

Good news, American Express has embraced SBTi commitments

American Express has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company aims to align its carbon reduction strategies with the level of decarbonization required to limit global warming, as per the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

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American Express could reduce its emissions by 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance operational sustainability.

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Our methodology

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