Gerdau

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Gerdau doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

Gerdau has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that Gerdau’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact per unit of output. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

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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Gerdau is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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

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Gerdau is situated in Brazil, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports Gerdau’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.
16.29%

...this company is doing 16.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1901, Gerdau is headquartered in São Paulo and operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specifically in steel production. As Brazil’s largest steel producer and a significant player in the Americas and globally, Gerdau offers a range of products including long steel, special steel, flat steel, and iron ore. Celebrating 120 years of operation, the company is renowned for its commitment to sustainability, recycling millions of tonnes of scrap annually, and employing over 30,000 people across 10 countries.

Bad news, Gerdau hasn't committed to SBTi targets yet

Gerdau has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Gerdau should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to better understand and manage its direct greenhouse gas outputs, potentially reducing emissions by 15%.
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