DS Smith

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is DS Smith doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 62

DS Smith has a DitchCarbon Score of 62, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would signify even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon 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

DS Smith operates within the paper products industry, which has a medium 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

DS Smith operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports DS Smith’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.

...this company is doing 21.27% better in emissions than the industry average.

DS Smith, founded in 1940 and headquartered in London, operates within the paper products industry. As a prominent provider of corrugated and plastics packaging, the company serves both consumer and industrial markets, employing approximately 27,000 people globally. DS Smith’s integrated services span from design and production to supply and recycling, streamlining customer supply chains and enhancing overall business performance.

Good news, DS Smith has embraced SBTi climate commitments

DS Smith has committed to Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by setting targets to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their goals align with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C, addressing both direct and indirect emissions from their business activities.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

DS Smith should intensify their Scope 1 emissions surveillance and reporting to uncover potential reduction strategies.

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Our methodology

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