Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Miele doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 30

Miele has a DitchCarbon Score of 30 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that Miele’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. The company’s current strategies may not be sufficiently mitigating their environmental impact in terms of carbon intensity.

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

Miele is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. 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

Miele, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the country’s energy mix has a moderate impact on the sustainability of the company’s operations.

...this company is doing 11.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1899, Miele is a global leader in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in premium domestic appliances. Headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, the company offers a wide range of products including kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, and commercial equipment for both the domestic and medical sectors. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, Miele operates with a family-run ethos and employs approximately 19,500 people across its international production plants and sales subsidiaries.

Good news, Miele has set ambitious SBTi climate commitments

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

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Miele should consider fuel switching in their transportation and operations to uncover new opportunities for reducing their Scope 1 emissions, potentially decreasing their environmental impact by 15%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.