Foschini Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Foschini Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 35

The Foschini Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 35 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices are needed to increase their score.

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

The Foschini Group operates within the retail sector, 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

The Foschini Group, located in South Africa, operates in a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may face challenges due to the country’s significant reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.

...this company is doing 12.38% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in South Africa, Foschini Group operates within the retail sector and has been serving customers since its inception in 1924. The company boasts a diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, catering to a wide range of consumer tastes and preferences. With its headquarters in Cape Town, Foschini Group offers clothing, jewelry, accessories, and homeware to shoppers across various demographics.

Good news, Foschini Group has embraced SBTi commitments

Foschini Group has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from their own operations, which include 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.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The Foschini Group should consider the implementation of green procurement policies to source low-carbon energy and services, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 0.3%.

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Our methodology

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