American Red Cross

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is American Red Cross doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

The American Red Cross has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability. This score reflects the carbon intensity of their operations and suggests there is significant room for improvement. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and better alignment with sustainability goals.

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Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The American Red Cross operates in the services industry, which 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

The American Red Cross operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the organization’s sustainability efforts are positively influenced by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.

...this company is doing 1.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1881 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Red Cross operates within the services sector, providing a wide array of humanitarian services. As a leading organization in emergency response and blood donation, they offer disaster relief, health and safety training, and support to military families, among other services. The Red Cross encourages public involvement through employment, volunteering, financial donations, and blood donations to further their mission of alleviating human suffering.

Good news, American Red Cross has set SBTi climate commitments

The American Red Cross has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and indirect energy sources. These targets align with the global objective to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, demonstrating the organization’s dedication to climate action.

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