Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Kerry doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 62

Kerry has a DitchCarbon Score of 62, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would signify even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon emissions.

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

Kerry operates in the food industry, which has a medium 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

Very low




Very high

Kerry, located in Ireland, benefits from a very low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a greener energy grid. This advantageous position supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint through local energy consumption.

...this company is doing 26.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Kerry is a global leader in the food industry, founded in 1972 with its origins as a dairy cooperative in Ireland. Now headquartered in Beloit, the company operates in over 100 sites across six continents, offering a wide range of food and beverage solutions. Kerry has evolved to meet changing consumer needs and global food tastes, maintaining a commitment to high-quality, authentic products.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Kerry

Kerry should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

Good news, Kerry has set ambitious SBTi climate action goals

Kerry has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their facilities and indirect emissions from the energy they purchase.

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