Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Dropbox doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 56

Dropbox has a DitchCarbon Score of 56, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in its 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

Dropbox operates within the computer services industry, 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

Very low




Very high

Dropbox operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports Dropbox’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.

...this company is doing 0.89% better in emissions than the industry average.

Dropbox, founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, operates within the computer services industry. The company offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software, facilitating collaboration for over 500 million users globally. With a focus on simplifying workflows for individuals and businesses alike, Dropbox continues to be a key player in transforming how people work together in the digital age.

Good news, Dropbox has embraced SBTi commitments for sustainability

Dropbox has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement a plan to significantly cut their carbon footprint to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

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The company should enhance its machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, which could potentially reduce its emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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