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Delta Air Lines

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Delta Air Lines doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 34

Delta Air Lines has a DitchCarbon Score of 34 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. Delta Air Lines may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its 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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Very high

Delta Air Lines operates within the aviation industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

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Very high

Delta Air Lines operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact from energy production.
20.55%

...this company is doing 20.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1928 and headquartered in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines is a major player in the aviation industry, offering air travel services to a global customer base. The company operates over 800 aircraft and provides flights to 330 destinations across 61 countries, making it a key figure in international travel. Delta is renowned for its customer service, industry partnerships, and significant investments in enhancing the travel experience for its nearly 180 million annual customers.

Good news, Delta Air Lines has set SBTi climate commitments

Delta Air Lines has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their fleet and indirect emissions from the energy they purchase.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Delta Air Lines should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and prioritize areas for carbon footprint reduction.
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Our methodology

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