Bank of China

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bank of China doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 59

The Bank of China has a DitchCarbon Score of 59 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the bank’s carbon intensity, which measures the greenhouse gas emissions relative to its activity. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

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

Bank of China operates in the finance 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

The Bank of China operates in a region with an unspecified carbon intensity rating, which impacts the sustainability profile of its operations. If China’s carbon intensity is high, it suggests the bank’s activities are associated with higher carbon emissions, potentially affecting its sustainability efforts.

...this company is doing 8.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Xicheng District, Bank of China is a prestigious institution in the finance sector with a rich history in China’s financial development. As a multinational banking group, it offers a comprehensive suite of financial services to a global clientele, including individual and corporate customers, through its extensive network of over 10,000 domestic and 600 overseas branches. With strategic goals to achieve growth and excellence, Bank of China stands as the most internationalized commercial bank in China, with significant operations in key financial centers worldwide.

Bad news, Bank of China hasn't committed to SBTi goals.

The Bank of China has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the bank has not defined or announced clear goals for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with current climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Bank of China should undertake a thorough assessment of all direct emissions sources to identify and prioritize areas for reduction.
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Our methodology

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