Clearwater Paper

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Clearwater Paper doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 34

Clearwater Paper has a DitchCarbon Score of 34 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices are needed to increase their 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

Clearwater Paper is a company in the paper products industry, 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

Very low




Very high

Clearwater Paper is situated in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 6.73% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Clearwater Paper, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Spokane, operates within the US paper products industry. The company specializes in manufacturing consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard, and pulp. As a premier supplier, Clearwater Paper serves major retailers, wholesale distributors, printers, and packaging converters with a commitment to quality and customer service.

Good news, Clearwater Paper has set SBTi climate commitments

Clearwater Paper has committed to setting science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly cut its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Clearwater Paper should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources and consider implementing energy efficiency measures and transitioning to renewable energy sources to potentially reduce emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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