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Coles Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Coles Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 57

Coles Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 57 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing environmental sustainability.

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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Very high

Coles Group operates within the food 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

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Very high

Coles Group operates in Australia, a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may be challenged by the high carbon footprint associated with the country’s energy production and consumption practices.
21.79%

...this company is doing 21.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Coles Group is a prominent player in the Australian food industry, founded in 1914 with its first store in Collingwood, Victoria. Headquartered in Melbourne, the company operates over 2,400 outlets, including supermarkets, liquor, and convenience stores, and employs 120,000 team members. Offering a wide range of fresh food, groceries, general merchandise, and financial services, Coles Group is dedicated to feeding Australians sustainably and supporting local communities.

Good news, Coles Group has set solid SBTi commitments

Coles Group has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global objective to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, demonstrating the company’s dedication to sustainable practices.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Coles Group should investigate alternative fuels for their transportation and operations to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.
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