Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Chegg doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 53

Chegg has a DitchCarbon Score of 53 out of 100, 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 emissions are produced relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

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

Chegg is a company 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

Very low




Very high

Chegg operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports Chegg’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.

...this company is doing 6.31% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2005, Chegg is a pioneer in the education sector, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company specializes in offering a comprehensive suite of services including Chegg Study, Chegg Tutoring, and career and internship support to facilitate accessible and affordable higher education. With a commitment to improving student outcomes, Chegg operates with a global presence and is listed on the NYSE as CHGG.

Bad news, Chegg has not committed to SBTi goals yet

Chegg has committed to setting science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This means the company is working on developing a detailed plan to significantly cut their carbon footprint across all scopes of emissions to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Chegg should establish and pursue clear science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain.
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Our methodology

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