Hess

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Hess doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 24

Hess has a DitchCarbon Score of 24 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that Hess has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to other companies. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its emissions and improve its sustainability profile.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Hess is a company in the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of high. 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

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Very high

Hess, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, which positively impacts the sustainability of their operations. The company’s environmental footprint is comparatively smaller due to the country’s efforts in managing carbon emissions.
6.44%

...this company is doing 6.44% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Hess Corporation, founded in 1919 and headquartered in New York, operates in the energy generation and distribution industry. As a global independent energy company, Hess specializes in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, with a focus on shale oil and gas production, deepwater development, and high-impact exploration. The company’s operations span across strategic locations including the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, Asia Pacific, and onshore U.S., emphasizing integrity, performance, and social responsibility in their corporate values.

Bad news, Hess hasn't committed to SBTi targets yet

Hess Corporation has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Without these targets, the company’s efforts to align with the global agenda to limit climate change are not clearly defined.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Hess should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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