Bidvest Services

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bidvest Services doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 52

Bidvest Services has a DitchCarbon Score of 52 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon they emit relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

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

Bidvest Services operates within the services industry, which has a very 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

Bidvest Services, located in South Africa, operates in a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may face significant challenges due to the country’s overall high carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 8.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Bidvest Services ZA, founded in 1988, is a prominent player in the services, trading, and distribution industry, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company prides itself on operating with the agility and passion of a small business, despite its large scale, employing over 112,000 individuals. They specialize in transforming ordinary companies into exceptional performers, focusing on empowerment, relationship-building, and life improvement, while delivering robust shareholder returns.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Bidvest Services

Bidvest Services should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to better understand and manage their direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.

Good news, Bidvest Services has embraced SBTi commitments

Bidvest Services 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 cut emissions across its operations and value chain to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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