Contact Energy

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Contact Energy doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 90

Contact Energy has a DitchCarbon Score of 90, indicating a high level of commitment to sustainability. This score reflects a low carbon intensity in their operations and energy production. The company is performing well in reducing emissions and implementing environmentally friendly practices.

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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Contact Energy is part of the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. 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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Contact Energy operates in a region of Australia with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy profile. This favorable environmental condition enhances the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
59.56%

...this company is doing 59.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Contact Energy, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Wellington, operates within the energy generation and distribution industry in New Zealand. As one of the country’s largest energy retailers and generators, the company serves over 500,000 customers, emphasizing the balance between renewable energy production and carbon emission reduction. Contact Energy boasts a flexible generation portfolio, including hydro, geothermal, and gas sources, to ensure reliable energy access.

Good news, Contact Energy has set SBTi climate commitments

Contact Energy has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Contact Energy should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources and pursue energy efficiency improvements throughout its operations, as well as shift to low-carbon or renewable energy sources where feasible, which could potentially reduce its emissions by 15%.
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