Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Emirates doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 0

Emirates has a DitchCarbon Score of 0, indicating a lack of progress in reducing carbon intensity. This score suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are minimal or not effectively implemented. A higher score would reflect better management of carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to environmental 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

Emirates, a company in the aviation industry, has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

A company located in the United Arab Emirates with a medium carbon intensity rating indicates that the region’s energy production and consumption have a moderate environmental impact. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s average reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.

...this company is doing 13.45% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Dubai, the Emirates Group is a prominent player in the aviation industry, employing over 65,000 staff from more than 170 nationalities. The group includes Emirates Airline, the world’s largest international airline, and dnata, a leading air services provider, boasting an AED 8.2 billion profit for the 2015-16 financial year. Offering a range of career opportunities within its various businesses, the Emirates Group provides a tax-free salary and benefits, along with professional development for its diverse workforce, all within the vibrant lifestyle of Dubai.

Good news, Emirates has committed to SBTi climate goals

Emirates has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), aligning their efforts with the goals of the Paris Agreement. This means the company is working towards significantly reducing its greenhouse gas emissions across its entire operations to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Emirates should consider enhancing their machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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