Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Kirby doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 35

Kirby Corporation has a DitchCarbon Score of 35 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to environmental 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

Kirby operates in the services 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

Kirby, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, which positively reflects on the company’s sustainability efforts. The favorable environmental conditions of the US aid Kirby in maintaining a lower carbon footprint.

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emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Kirby

Kirby should explore opportunities for fuel switching in their transportation and operations to potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

Good news, Kirby has made solid SBTi commitments

Kirby has pledged to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. This commitment aligns with the global effort to limit temperature rise, ensuring the company’s operations contribute to the broader climate action goals.

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