Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is CESC doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 0

CESC has a DitchCarbon Score of 0, indicating a lack of progress in sustainability measures. This score reflects a high carbon intensity in the company’s operations. The company needs significant improvement to reduce its environmental impact and carbon 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

Very low




Very high

CESC is part of the energy generation and distribution 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

The company CESC is located in India, which has a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that CESC’s operations may have a larger carbon footprint due to the region’s overall high emissions.

...this company is doing 30.44% worse in emissions than the industry average.

CESC Limited, founded in 1879, is a key player in the energy generation and distribution industry located in Kolkata, India. As a pioneer in the Indian power sector, the company boasts a generating capacity of approximately 1000 MW from four thermal power plants. Serving 15 million customers in Kolkata and Howrah, CESC Limited is a vertically integrated firm involved in coal mining, power generation, and distribution, and is expanding with new power stations to meet growing demand.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for CESC

CESC 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%.

Bad news, CESC has not committed to SBTi targets yet

The company has pledged to align its operations and strategies with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based emissions reduction targets consistent with keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
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