CME Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is CME Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 47

CME Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 47 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability efforts.

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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CME Group is part of the finance 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

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Very high

CME Group operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.
3.83%

...this company is doing 3.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1848 and headquartered in Chicago, CME Group operates in the finance sector as a premier derivatives marketplace. The company offers a broad range of products for risk management, including futures and options across various asset classes through its electronic trading platform, CME Globex. Additionally, CME Group provides clearing and settlement services, playing a crucial role in mitigating counterparty credit risk in the derivatives markets.

Bad news, CME Group has not set SBTi commitments yet

CME Group has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not publicly outlined or committed to precise targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

CME Group 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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