National Grid

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is National Grid doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 63

National Grid has a DitchCarbon Score of 63, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would suggest even greater success in lowering emissions and enhancing sustainability practices.

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

National Grid is part of the energy generation and distribution industry, 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

National Grid operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint through local energy sources.

...this company is doing 32.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Warwick, National Grid operates within the energy generation and distribution industry. As a major utility company, it manages electricity and gas infrastructure in Great Britain and parts of the northeastern United States. National Grid delivers energy to millions, owns significant generation capacity in New York, and offers services including LNG importation and land remediation.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for National Grid

National Grid could reduce its Scope 1 emissions by approximately 35% by adopting regular inspections and maintenance routines to prevent fugitive emissions from leaking equipment.

Good news, National Grid has set solid SBTi commitments

National Grid has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking actionable steps to decrease emissions across both direct operations and indirect energy usage.

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