HCA Healthcare

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is HCA Healthcare doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

HCA Healthcare has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. To enhance its sustainability profile, HCA Healthcare should focus on strategies to decrease its carbon intensity.

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

HCA Healthcare is a company in the health and social services industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. 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

HCA Healthcare operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact from energy use.

...this company is doing 3.56% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nashville, HCA Healthcare operates as a leading entity in the health and social services industry within the United States and the United Kingdom. The company manages a network of 171 hospitals and 118 freestanding surgery centers across 20 U.S. states, focusing on delivering high-quality patient care and community healthcare needs. Under the leadership of Chairman and CEO R. Milton Johnson, HCA Healthcare emphasizes patient-first strategies, community investment, and operational efficiency to maintain its position as a premier healthcare provider.

Bad news, HCA Healthcare hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

HCA Healthcare has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not publicly defined or committed to precise, science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with current climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

HCA Healthcare should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions.
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Our methodology

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