Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bekaert doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 46

Bekaert has a DitchCarbon Score of 46 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, implying there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would reflect better performance in lowering carbon intensity and enhancing overall sustainability efforts.

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

Bekaert is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a 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

Bekaert, located in Belgium, operates in a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 4.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1880, Bekaert is a global leader in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Headquartered in Zwevegem, the company employs nearly 30,000 people worldwide and serves a diverse range of markets including automotive, construction, and utilities. Bekaert offers a variety of products such as steel cord for tire reinforcement and Dramix® steel fibers for concrete reinforcement, focusing on delivering superior value and fostering long-term partnerships with its customers.

Good news, Bekaert has set solid SBTi climate commitments

Bekaert has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their own operations as well as indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Bekaert should explore opportunities for fuel switching in transportation and operations to potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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