Cargolux Airlines

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Cargolux Airlines doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 7

Cargolux Airlines has a DitchCarbon Score of 7 out of 100, indicating a low level of sustainability in their operations. This score suggests a high carbon intensity in the company’s activities. The airline needs significant improvement to reduce its emissions and enhance its sustainability profile.

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

Cargolux Airlines operates within the aviation industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

Cargolux Airlines, based in Luxembourg, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This advantageous location supports the airline’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 6.45% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Luxembourg, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. operates as Europe’s largest all-cargo airline. The company specializes in transporting valuable and time-sensitive commodities, including live animals and outsized freight, to approximately 90 destinations worldwide using its modern fleet of Boeing 747 freighters. In addition to air cargo services, Cargolux offers third-party maintenance services and is a recognized member of both the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Bad news, Cargolux Airlines hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet.

Cargolux Airlines has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Cargolux Airlines should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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