Kansas City Southern

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Kansas City Southern doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

Kansas City Southern has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in sustainability practices. This score reflects a higher carbon intensity in the company’s operations compared to more sustainable peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and enhance sustainability measures 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

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Kansas City Southern is a company in the services sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. 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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Kansas City Southern operates in the United States, a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable rating suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower carbon emissions.
10.85%

...this company is doing 10.85% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1887 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Southern (KCS) operates in the transportation sector as a holding company with railroad investments across the U.S., Mexico, and Panama. KCS offers freight and passenger rail services, connecting key commercial and industrial centers as part of a NAFTA Railway system. Its notable holdings include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company in the U.S. and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, as well as a significant stake in the Panama Canal Railway Company.

Good news, Kansas City Southern has set SBTi commitments

Kansas City Southern has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their own activities as well as indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Kansas City Southern should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and quantify direct greenhouse gas emissions from their operations.
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