Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Avantor doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 57

Avantor has a DitchCarbon Score of 57 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a greater commitment to lowering their carbon intensity and enhancing their 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

Avantor, operating in the research and development sector, has a carbon intensity ranking of very low. 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

Avantor, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a favorable environment for sustainable operations. The company’s sustainability efforts are likely to be enhanced by the country’s commitment to low carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 5.64% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Radnor Township, Avantor is a prominent player in the research and development sector. As a Fortune 500 company, it specializes in providing essential products and services across various industries including biopharma, healthcare, and advanced technologies. Avantor’s extensive global presence supports over 225,000 customer locations in more than 180 countries, facilitating significant advancements in scientific research and development.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Avantor

Avantor could reduce its emissions by transitioning to renewable energy sources for all purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling, potentially achieving a 30% reduction in their scope 2 emissions.

Good news, Avantor has made solid SBTi commitments

Avantor has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to significantly cut its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

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