Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Greencore doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 56

Greencore has a DitchCarbon Score of 56 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, which suggests there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a greater commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing their environmental performance.

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

Greencore, a company in the food industry, 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

Very low




Very high

Greencore operates in Ireland, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 20.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Greencore, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Dublin, operates within the food industry as a prominent player in the convenience food sector. The company has established itself as a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, prepared meals, and a variety of other food products for grocery retailers in the UK, and extends its expertise to the US market with a strong presence in sandwiches, meal kits, and salads. Greencore’s growth reflects its commitment to providing a range of food solutions to consumer packaged goods companies, convenience retail, and food service leaders.

Good news, Greencore has embraced SBTi climate action commitments

Greencore has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global objective to limit warming to 1.5°C, reflecting the company’s dedication to sustainable practices and climate action.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Greencore should set clear, science-informed targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions and foster sustainable practices throughout their supply chain, while maintaining transparency in their reporting, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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