Bristol Water

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bristol Water doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

Bristol Water has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing environmental sustainability.

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

Bristol Water operates in the water industry, which has a medium 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

Bristol Water operates in the United Kingdom, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

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

Bristol Water, founded in the heart of Bristol, operates within the utilities industry, providing essential water supply services to over 1.1 million customers. Established with a vast network of resources, the company utilizes advanced technology to manage an extensive system of reservoirs, pumping stations, and pipelines. With a dedicated workforce and a modern head office, Bristol Water ensures the seamless delivery of water across a 2,400 square kilometer area.

Good news, Bristol Water has set SBTi climate action goals

Bristol Water has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. Their targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, reflecting a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action.

There’s always room for improvement,

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Our methodology

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