Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA has a DitchCarbon Score of 45, 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 45 suggests there is significant room for improvement in reducing 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

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is a company in the paper products industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of 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

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s moderate level of carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 4.27% better in emissions than the industry average.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, is a leading player in the paper products industry. As a diversified media, services, and education giant, Bertelsmann operates globally in approximately 50 countries, offering a wide range of products and services including broadcasting, book publishing, and digital media. With a workforce of 116,000 employees, the company generated substantial revenues of €17.0 billion in the financial year 2016, reflecting its strong market presence and commitment to delivering creative and entrepreneurial solutions.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA should consider investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to potentially reduce their scope 1 emissions by 15%.

Bad news, Bertelsmann hasn't committed to SBTi targets yet

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA 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.
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