Maple Leaf Foods

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Maple Leaf Foods doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 53

Maple Leaf Foods has a DitchCarbon Score of 53 out of 100, 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 company’s activity. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Maple Leaf Foods is part of the food industry, 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

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Maple Leaf Foods operates in Canada, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by providing a cleaner energy grid and lower baseline emissions for operations.
17.79%

...this company is doing 17.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Maple Leaf Foods, based in Mississauga, Ontario, is a titan in the Canadian food industry, having been established as a leading consumer-packaged protein company. Since its inception, Maple Leaf Foods has been dedicated to producing a wide array of high-quality and nutritious food products, catering to diverse tastes with brands like Maple Leaf, Schneiders, and Lightlife. With a workforce of approximately 12,500, the company operates across Canada, the U.S., and Asia, driven by a commitment to sustainability and a passion for excellence in the food sector.

Good news, Maple Leaf Foods has embraced SBTi commitments

Maple Leaf Foods has established targets to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C. This commitment involves taking actionable steps to decrease emissions across all direct and indirect company activities.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Maple Leaf Foods should establish science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions and enhance transparency in their reporting while encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain, potentially decreasing emissions by 35%.
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