Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is H&M doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 50

H&M has a DitchCarbon Score of 50 out of 100, 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 score of 50 suggests that H&M has room for improvement in reducing its carbon intensity to 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

H&M is part of the fashion and textiles 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

H&M operates in Sweden, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports H&M’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 0.24% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Stockholm, H&M is a titan in the fashion and textiles industry. The company boasts a global presence with over 4,100 stores in more than 66 markets, employing over 161,000 individuals worldwide. H&M offers a diverse range of fashion products and is committed to sustainability and quality at competitive prices, with a portfolio that includes eight distinct brands.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for H&M

H&M could potentially reduce its emissions by 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance its Scope 1 emissions profile.

Bad news, H&M hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

H&M has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to limit warming.
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