Mercer International

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Mercer International doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 44

Mercer International has a DitchCarbon Score of 44 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger efforts to lower carbon intensity and enhance overall environmental sustainability.

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

Mercer International operates in the paper products industry, which has a medium 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

Very low




Very high

Mercer International operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.27% better in emissions than the industry average.

Mercer International, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Vancouver, operates within the paper products industry. As one of the world’s largest producers of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) market pulp, the company boasts an annual production of approximately 1.525 million air-dried metric tons across its three mills. Mercer International is renowned for its sustainable practices, providing fiber, renewable energy, and chemicals, and serving customers across Asia, Europe, and North America with modern, efficient, and environmentally compliant facilities.

Good news, Mercer International has set SBTi climate commitments

Mercer International has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Mercer International should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to better understand and manage their direct greenhouse gas emissions, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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