Northeastern University

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Northeastern University doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

Northeastern University has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the university’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and better environmental 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

Northeastern University is part of the education 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

Northeastern University, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition supports the university’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Northeastern University, founded in 1898, is situated in Boston and operates within the education sector. The institution is renowned for its global, experiential learning approach and robust research initiatives. It provides a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctoral degrees across nine colleges and schools, with additional advanced degree offerings at its graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

Bad news, Northeastern University hasn't set SBTi commitments yet

Northeastern University has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Without these commitments, the university’s plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are not aligned with the SBTi’s criteria for limiting global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

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Northeastern University could reduce its emissions by 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance its scope 1 emissions profile.
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