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Mastercard

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Mastercard doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 79

Mastercard has a DitchCarbon Score of 79, indicating a strong commitment to sustainability. This score reflects a lower carbon intensity in their operations and initiatives. The company is performing well in reducing emissions relative to its size and industry standards.

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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Mastercard, a company in the finance sector, has a very low carbon intensity ranking. 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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Mastercard operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
28.17%

...this company is doing 28.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

Mastercard, founded in 1966 and headquartered in the Town of Harrison, operates within the finance sector as a leading global technology company specializing in payment solutions. The company’s services are designed to foster an inclusive digital economy by providing secure, simple, and intelligent transaction processing for individuals, businesses, and governments worldwide. With a vast network spanning over 210 countries and territories, Mastercard is committed to driving innovation and sustainable growth that offers priceless opportunities for all stakeholders.

Good news, Mastercard has set strong SBTi climate commitments

Mastercard has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions across their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This involves a rigorous approach to cutting emissions within their direct operations and indirect energy use.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Mastercard should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.
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