University of Cambridge

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is University of Cambridge doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

The University of Cambridge has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the university’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger efforts towards minimizing carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability.

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Industry emissions intensity

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The University of Cambridge operates in 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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The University of Cambridge, located in the United Kingdom, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the university’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
1.69%

...this company is doing 1.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a prestigious institution located in Cambridge, UK, within the education sector. It is renowned for its high-caliber research and comprises 31 colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, and schools. The University is dedicated to contributing to society by providing exceptional education, learning, and research opportunities.

Bad news, University of Cambridge hasn't set SBTi commitments yet.

The University of Cambridge has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the university has yet to define clear, science-based emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The University of Cambridge should foster partnerships with industry peers to exchange best practices and resources, thereby enhancing their collective ability to diminish Scope 3 emissions.
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