Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is MAA doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

MAA has a DitchCarbon Score of 45, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability efforts.

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

MAA operates within the real estate sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very low. 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

The company located in the United States benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 9.19% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, MAA, formerly known as Colonial Properties Trust, operates within the real estate sector. Specializing as a real estate investment trust (REIT), MAA focuses on a multifamily portfolio and the development and management of commercial assets in the Sunbelt region. The company, which owned or managed over 34,000 apartment units and nearly 18 million square feet of commercial space as of 2010, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CLP.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for MAA

The company should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

Bad news, MAA has not set SBTi commitments yet

The company has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Without these targets, the company’s efforts to mitigate climate change impacts are not aligned with current scientific consensus.
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