Meritage Homes

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Meritage Homes doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

Meritage Homes has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current 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 overall 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

Meritage Homes operates within the real estate sector, which has a very low 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

Meritage Homes operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by indicating a cleaner energy grid and lower carbon footprint for their operations.

...this company is doing 11.19% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1985, Meritage Homes is a prominent player in the US real estate sector, headquartered in Scottsdale. The company specializes in constructing new, energy-efficient homes designed to save homeowners on utility bills, being the first national top 10 homebuilder to ensure all homes are 100% ENERGY STAR certified. With a commitment to innovation, superior craftsmanship, and sustainable building, Meritage Homes has built over 100,000 homes, focusing on quality and affordability for a diverse range of clients.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their overall emissions by 35%.

Bad news, Meritage Homes hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Meritage Homes has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is either in the process of setting or has not publicly disclosed its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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