American Tower

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is American Tower doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 58

American Tower has a DitchCarbon Score of 58, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon they emit relative to their activities. A higher score would signify lower carbon intensity and better performance in reducing 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




Very high

American Tower operates within the real estate sector, 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

American Tower, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.81% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, American Tower operates in the real estate sector, specifically within the wireless communications infrastructure industry. As a prominent player in the S&P 500 and Forbes Global 2000, the company owns or manages over 144,000 sites worldwide, offering services such as leasing tower space and providing Distributed Antenna Systems for enhanced wireless coverage. American Tower’s global presence extends across the United States and into 14 other countries, reflecting its commitment to integrity, accountability, and social responsibility in the telecommunications field.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for American Tower

American Tower should set clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and enable progress tracking, potentially decreasing their emissions by 35%.

Good news, American Tower has set solid SBTi commitments

American Tower has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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