Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is LKQ doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

LKQ Corporation has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in their sustainability practices. This score reflects a higher carbon intensity in their operations, suggesting that their environmental impact is significant. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce emissions and improve their carbon footprint.

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

LKQ Corporation operates within the auto parts industry, which has a medium 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

LKQ Corporation, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 5.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, LKQ Corporation is a prominent player in the automotive parts industry. As a Fortune 500 company, LKQ specializes in providing alternative collision auto parts, recycled and remanufactured mechanical parts, and specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories across North America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, and France. With over 570 facilities, the company has surpassed $5 billion in revenue, offering extensive services for the repair and accessorization of vehicles.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for LKQ

LKQ Corporation should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and prioritize areas for energy efficiency improvements and transition to low-carbon or renewable energy sources where feasible, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

Good news, LKQ has made solid SBTi commitments

LKQ Corporation has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to significantly cut its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

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