e.l.f. Cosmetics

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is e.l.f. Cosmetics doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 54

e.l.f. Cosmetics has a DitchCarbon Score of 54, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value of their products or services. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

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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Very high

e.l.f. Cosmetics is a company in the retail sector, 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

e.l.f. Cosmetics operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 6.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

e.l.f. Cosmetics, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Oakland, operates within the US retail sector, specializing in the beauty industry. The company initially launched as an online entity and has since expanded to various retail channels, offering affordable, high-quality cosmetics. e.l.f. is known for its commitment to innovation and its ability to rapidly respond to consumer feedback, making it one of the fastest-growing cosmetic brands in the United States.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for e.l.f. Cosmetics

e.l.f. Cosmetics should set definitive and attainable goals for reducing emissions by transitioning to renewable energy sources for all purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling, while improving their monitoring and reporting systems to track advancements and pinpoint additional opportunities for emission reductions.

Bad news, e.l.f. Cosmetics hasn't committed to SBTi yet

E.l.f. Cosmetics has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.
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