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CarMax

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is CarMax doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 34

CarMax has a DitchCarbon Score of 34 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that CarMax has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to other companies. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its 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

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CarMax is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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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CarMax operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a relatively smaller carbon footprint for energy use. This favorable rating suggests that CarMax’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.
7.29%

...this company is doing 7.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded nearly 25 years ago, CarMax is a leader in the US industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in the automotive industry. Headquartered in Richmond, the company has grown to become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, boasting over 185 stores across the country. CarMax is renowned for its commitment to integrity, transparency, and respect, offering comprehensive training and career growth opportunities for its more than 24,000 associates.

Bad news, CarMax hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

CarMax has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) yet. This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

CarMax should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.
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