Boston University

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Boston University doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

Boston University has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the university’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger commitment and results in lowering the institution’s carbon intensity.

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Industry emissions intensity

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Boston University is part of the education sector, 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

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Boston University is situated in the United States, a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the university’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its location.
3.69%

...this company is doing 3.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Boston University, founded in 1869, is a prestigious institution in the education sector located in Boston. As a private research university, it offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a diverse student body. With a rich history of inclusivity and collaboration, the university continues to influence over 300,000 alumni worldwide.

Bad news, Boston University hasn't set SBTi commitments yet

Boston University has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the university is still in the process of defining clear, science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Sustainability Into Procurement​​

In this guide you can learn about the three stages of sustainable procurement.

Stage 1) – Identify and Communicate
Sustainability Maturity

Stage 2) – Start to Give Preference to Mature Suppliers

Stage 3) – Make Climate Action a “Hard” Measure for Procurement

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