Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is KfW doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

KfW has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score suggests there is significant room for improvement in reducing their carbon intensity. The company’s current efforts reflect a need to adopt more aggressive measures to lower emissions and enhance sustainability.

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

KfW operates within the finance sector, which has a very low 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

KfW, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s moderate level of carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 10.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Frankfurt, KfW is a prominent player in the finance sector, recognized as one of the world’s leading promotional banks. The company specializes in enhancing economic, social, and ecological conditions globally, providing substantial funding for various initiatives, including environmental protection and climate change measures. With a workforce of over 6,000 employees, KfW operates a network of around 80 international offices and offers a diverse range of career opportunities, emphasizing a gender-sensitive and family-friendly work environment.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for KfW

KfW should set clear, science-informed targets for reducing Scope 3 emissions, maintain transparency in reporting their progress, and promote sustainable practices throughout their supply chain to potentially reduce emissions by 35%.

Bad news, KfW has yet to commit to SBTi targets

KfW 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 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and align with global efforts to limit climate change.
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