Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Greggs doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 53

Greggs has a DitchCarbon Score of 53, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and better 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

Greggs is a company 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

Greggs operates in the UK, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports Greggs’ sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.

...this company is doing 5.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in Newcastle upon Tyne, Greggs is a prominent player in the UK’s retail sector, specializing in bakery food-on-the-go since its inception. As of now, the company operates over 1,800 shops across the nation and caters to more than six million customers weekly. Greggs is committed to expansion, with plans to surpass 2,000 outlets, while ensuring the delivery of freshly prepared, affordable food that aligns with their ethos of making ‘Everyday tastes good’.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Greggs

Greggs should consider implementing heat recovery systems to capture and utilize waste heat from their combustion processes, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 0.3%.

Good news, Greggs has set science-based climate action targets

Greggs has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the necessary reductions to maintain global temperature rise within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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