George Weston

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is George Weston doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 64

George Weston has a DitchCarbon Score of 64, 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 suggest even greater success in lowering emissions and improving sustainability practices.

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

George Weston operates in the retail sector, which has a low 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

George Weston operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 16.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

George Weston Limited, founded in 1882 and headquartered in Toronto, operates in the retail sector as one of North America’s largest food processing and distribution groups. The company has two main operating segments: Weston Foods, focusing on the baking and dairy industries, and Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food distributor offering a wide range of products and services. Committed to long-term growth and shareholder value, George Weston Limited employs over 155,000 people and actively supports the communities where it operates.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for George Weston

George Weston should intensify their Scope 1 emissions surveillance and reporting to pinpoint areas for emission cuts.

Good news, George Weston has embraced SBTi commitments

George Weston has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly cut its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

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