Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Austal doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 31

Austal has a DitchCarbon Score of 31 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that Austal’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to enhance its sustainability and lower 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

Austal is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a medium 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 Austal operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Austal, located in Australia, operates in a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may be negatively impacted by the country’s overall high carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 10.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in the City of Cockburn, Austal operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in the design and construction of commercial and defense vessels. As a global defense prime contractor, Austal offers a range of services including the building of advanced naval ships, such as the Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Fast Transport for the US Navy, and the Cape Class Patrol Boat for Australian forces. The company also excels in providing maritime technology solutions and through-life support for over 100 operators across 44 countries, leveraging facilities in Australia, the USA, the Philippines, and the Middle East.

Bad news, Austal has not set SBTi climate commitments yet

Austal has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

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Austal 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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