Hecla Mining Company

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Hecla Mining Company doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 28

Hecla Mining Company has a DitchCarbon Score of 28 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. Improvements in reducing emissions and enhancing sustainability practices are needed to increase their score.

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

Hecla Mining Company operates within the metals and mining industry, 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

Very low




Very high

Hecla Mining Company, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 1.02% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Hecla Mining Company, founded in 1891, is a prominent player in the US metals and mining industry. Based in the United States, the company specializes in the discovery, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of mineral resources. Hecla attributes its longstanding success to the commitment and teamwork of its workforce, which it regards as its most valuable asset.

Bad news, Hecla Mining yet to commit to SBTi goals

Hecla Mining Company has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not defined or announced clear goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Hecla Mining Company should enhance their environmental stewardship by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

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