Clean Harbors

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Clean Harbors doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 23

Clean Harbors has a DitchCarbon Score of 23 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability practices. This score suggests that the company has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability measures are necessary for Clean Harbors to increase its score.

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

Clean Harbors is part of the environmental and facility services industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. 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

Clean Harbors operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by indicating a cleaner energy grid and lower carbon footprint for their operations.

...this company is doing 20.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors is a leading North American company in the environmental, energy, and industrial services industry. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services including hazardous waste disposal, environmental cleanup, and industrial services to a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies. Clean Harbors also operates Safety-Kleen, a subsidiary focused on recycling used oil and providing parts washers and environmental solutions to smaller waste generators.

Bad news, Clean Harbors hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet.

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

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Clean Harbors should investigate alternative fuels for transportation and operational processes to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.
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Our methodology

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