Canadian Solar

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Canadian Solar doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 63

Canadian Solar has a DitchCarbon Score of 63, 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 energy output. 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

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Very high

Canadian Solar is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, 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

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Very high

Canadian Solar operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.
21.71%

...this company is doing 21.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Canadian Solar, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Guelph, Canada, operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in solar energy. As a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and a provider of comprehensive solar energy solutions, the company has expanded its reach across 24 countries on 6 continents. With a robust pipeline exceeding 20 GW of utility-scale power projects and employing over 8,900 workers, Canadian Solar is at the forefront of the renewable energy industry.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar should consider implementing green procurement policies to source low-carbon energy and services, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 30%.

Good news, Canadian Solar has embraced SBTi commitments

Canadian Solar has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their facilities and indirect emissions from purchased energy.
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