Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Drax doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 66

Drax has a DitchCarbon Score of 66, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce carbon intensity in its energy production. A higher score would signify even greater success in minimizing their carbon footprint.

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

Drax is a company in 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

Very low




Very high

Drax operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by providing a cleaner energy grid for their operations.

...this company is doing 35.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Drax Group plc, founded in 2005 and headquartered in England, is a key player in the energy generation and distribution industry. The company has transitioned from coal to biomass to become the UK’s largest renewable power generator and a leader in European decarbonisation efforts. Drax offers a range of services including electricity generation, business electricity sales, and the production of compressed wood pellets through its various subsidiaries such as Drax Biomass, Haven Power, Opus Energy, and Billington Bioenergy.

Good news, Drax has made solid SBTi commitments

Drax has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based emissions reduction targets to limit global warming in accordance with the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Drax should foster sustainability throughout its supply chain to align with science-based Scope 3 emission reduction goals and maintain clear reporting on its progress, potentially reducing emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.