Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is KLM doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

KLM has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that KLM’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting less effective measures in reducing emissions. The company may need to implement more robust strategies to improve its carbon intensity and enhance its overall sustainability profile.

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

KLM, a company in the aviation industry, has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

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

...this company is doing 11.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

KLM, founded in 1919, is a prominent player in the aviation industry, headquartered in the Netherlands. As one of the world’s oldest operating airlines, KLM offers a wide range of air transport services, including passenger flights and cargo solutions. The company’s LinkedIn showcase page serves as a platform to highlight their products and services to a global audience.

Good news, KLM has set solid SBTi climate commitments

KLM has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

KLM should consider enhancing their machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.