Darling Ingredients

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Darling Ingredients doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Darling Ingredients has a DitchCarbon Score of 51, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activity. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

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

Darling Ingredients is a company in 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

Very low




Very high

Darling Ingredients operates 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 15.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Darling Ingredients Inc., founded in 1882, is a prominent player in the US food industry, headquartered in Irving, TX. The company specializes in transforming edible and inedible fats and proteins into a variety of organic ingredients and products for multiple industries. With over 130 years of sustainable practices, Darling Ingredients operates an international network across five continents and employs more than 10,000 people.

Good news, Darling Ingredients has embraced SBTi commitments

Darling Ingredients has pledged to align its operations and value chain with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based environmental goals to limit global warming and transition to sustainable practices.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Darling Ingredients should foster supplier engagement initiatives to promote the reduction of emissions, potentially decreasing their Scope 3 emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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