Aspen Pharma

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Aspen Pharma doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 50

Aspen Pharma has a DitchCarbon Score of 50, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they generate. A score of 50 suggests that Aspen Pharma has room for improvement in reducing its carbon intensity to enhance its environmental performance.

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

Aspen Pharma is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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

Aspen Pharma, located in South Africa, operates in a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may face challenges due to the high carbon footprint associated with the local energy grid and industrial practices.

...this company is doing 8.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1850, Aspen Pharma, headquartered in South Africa, operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specifically focusing on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Aspen Pharma has a significant global footprint, extending its reach to over 150 countries. The company specializes in a diverse range of products for treating various health conditions and maintains a strong manufacturing presence with 26 facilities worldwide.

Good news, Aspen Pharma has embraced SBTi commitments

Aspen Pharma has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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