Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Hertz doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

Hertz has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in their sustainability practices. This score reflects a moderate level of carbon intensity in their operations. The company can take further steps to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance its 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

Hertz operates within the car rental industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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

Hertz 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 relatively clean energy mix.

...this company is doing 5.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1918 and headquartered in Estero, Florida, The Hertz Corporation is a prominent player in the global vehicle rental industry. The company offers a wide range of services including general airport car rentals, vehicle leasing, fleet management, and car sales, under well-known brands such as Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty. With innovative offerings like Hertz Gold Plus Rewards and a variety of specialized vehicle collections, Hertz distinguishes itself in a competitive market.

Good news, Hertz has made solid SBTi commitments

Hertz has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to significantly cut emissions across its operations and value chain to align with the Paris Agreement goals.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Hertz should undertake a thorough assessment of all Scope 1 emissions sources and strive to enhance energy efficiency throughout its operations, while also shifting to low-carbon or renewable energy sources to potentially reduce emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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