Northern Powergrid

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Northern Powergrid doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

Northern Powergrid has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects a certain level of carbon intensity in the company’s operations. There is room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing their sustainability efforts.

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

Northern Powergrid is part of the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a 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

Northern Powergrid operates in the UK, where the carbon intensity is rated as very low, indicating a cleaner energy supply. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 9.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Northern Powergrid, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, operates within the energy generation and distribution industry. The company manages the electricity network for 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire, and northern Lincolnshire. Northern Powergrid focuses on network improvements, new connections, and community support, employing around 2,500 individuals dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the region’s power infrastructure.

Good news, Northern Powergrid has embraced SBTi commitments

Northern Powergrid has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the necessary reductions to maintain global temperature rise within 1.5°C, addressing both direct and indirect emissions from their energy distribution activities.

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