McCain Foods Global

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is McCain Foods Global doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

McCain Foods Global has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity in its operations. To improve, McCain Foods Global needs to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance its sustainability profile.

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

McCain Foods operates in the food 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

McCain Foods Global operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 10.21% worse in emissions than the industry average.

McCain Foods, founded in 1957 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is a titan in the food industry, particularly known for being the world’s largest manufacturer of prepared potato products. With a presence on six continents, the company operates 51 production facilities and employs over 20,000 people globally, generating annual sales of more than $9 billion. McCain Foods offers a diverse range of frozen food products, including appetizers, meals, desserts, and pizzas, and is committed to sustainable practices and strong relationships with farmers and customers.

Good news, McCain Foods has embraced SBTi climate commitments

McCain Foods Global has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the necessary reductions to maintain global temperature rise within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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