Discover

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Discover doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Discover has a DitchCarbon Score of 51, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon dioxide emissions are produced relative to its activity. A score of 51 suggests that Discover is making progress but still has room for improvement in reducing its carbon intensity and enhancing its environmental performance.

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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Discover operates in the finance sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. 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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The company is situated in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage positively impacts the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
0.17%

...this company is doing 0.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

Discover, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Riverwoods, operates within the US finance sector as a prominent direct banking and payment services company. Renowned for its innovation and customer service, Discover offers a range of financial products and emphasizes the significant role of its employees in driving the company’s success. The company is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where staff can develop their skills and contribute to the growth of the business.

Bad news, Discover still hasn't set SBTi climate commitments

The company has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This means they will implement strategies to significantly lower their carbon footprint to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The company could reduce its scope 1 emissions by approximately 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment.
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