Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Edelman doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 48

Edelman has a DitchCarbon Score of 48 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing overall sustainability.

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

Edelman is a company in the public relations industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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

Edelman, located in the United States, operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a favorable environmental impact. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 4.31% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in New York, Edelman is a pioneer in the public relations industry. The company has evolved into a global communications marketing firm with over 65 offices and 5,000 employees. Edelman offers services to help businesses and organizations evolve, promote, and protect their brands and reputations.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Edelman

Edelman should undertake a thorough assessment of all direct emissions sources to identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements and the adoption of renewable energy where feasible, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

Good news, Edelman has set science-based climate targets

Edelman has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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