Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is NHS doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

The NHS has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the NHS has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to other organizations. Improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing sustainability practices is needed to increase their score.

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

The NHS operates within the health and social services industry, which has a low 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

The NHS, located in the United Kingdom, operates in a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental condition enhances the sustainability profile of the NHS’s operations.

...this company is doing 16.56% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) is a public health and social services provider in the United Kingdom, primarily based in England. It offers comprehensive healthcare services, including routine screenings, emergency treatment, and long-term care, largely free at the point of use. The NHS is one of the world’s largest employers, with over 1.5 million staff members, serving a population of over 64.6 million across the UK.

Bad news, NHS has not set SBTi climate commitments yet

The NHS has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means they have not formally defined or announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

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