Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Knorr-Bremse doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 53

Knorr-Bremse has a DitchCarbon Score of 53, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they generate. A score of 53 suggests that Knorr-Bremse is making progress but still has room for improvement in reducing its carbon intensity and enhancing its environmental performance.

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

Knorr-Bremse is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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

Knorr-Bremse, 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 11.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1905 and headquartered in Munich, Knorr-Bremse AG operates in the industrial manufacturing sector as a global leader in the production of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. The company offers a wide range of products including braking systems, driver assistance systems, HVAC systems, and control technology, focusing on safety and efficiency. Knorr-Bremse’s innovative solutions serve both local and long-distance transportation, contributing to safer travel across the world’s railways and roads.

Good news, Knorr-Bremse has set solid SBTi commitments

Knorr-Bremse has committed to setting science-based targets to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking measurable steps to decrease emissions across their direct operations and energy use.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Knorr-Bremse should focus on extending the lifespan of their products to reduce emissions associated with the use of sold products, potentially decreasing their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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