Dilmah Tea

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Dilmah Tea doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 54

Dilmah Tea has a DitchCarbon Score of 54, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to its 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

Very low




Very high

Dilmah Tea is part of the beverages 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

Dilmah Tea, located in Western Australia, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the regional energy mix and environmental policies of Australia.

...this company is doing 18.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1988 by Merrill J. Fernando, Dilmah Tea is a renowned company in the beverages industry, headquartered in Kolonnawa. As a pioneer in the traditional ‘orthodox’ tea-making process, Dilmah offers a wide range of high-quality teas, emphasizing authenticity and a commitment to ethical practices. The company is vertically integrated, controlling all aspects of tea production, and is dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility through the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation.

Good news, Dilmah Tea has embraced SBTi climate commitments

Dilmah Tea has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will implement sustainable practices to significantly cut emissions across its operations and value chain.

There’s always room for improvement,

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Dilmah Tea could reduce its emissions by transitioning to renewable energy sources for all purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling, which has the potential to lower their emissions by 30%.

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Our methodology

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