Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Novartis doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 81

Novartis has a DitchCarbon Score of 81, indicating a strong commitment to sustainability. This high score reflects the company’s effective strategies in reducing its carbon intensity. Novartis is therefore considered to be performing well in minimizing its environmental impact.

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

Novartis, a company in the research and development sector, has a carbon intensity ranking of very 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

Novartis is situated in Switzerland, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 29.64% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis operates in the research and development sector within the healthcare industry. The company specializes in the discovery and development of innovative treatments, focusing on pharmaceuticals, eye care, and generic medicines. With a workforce of around 120,000 associates, Novartis extends its services and products to over 180 countries globally.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Novartis

Novartis should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting of these emissions and progress, and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain.

Good news, Novartis has set solid SBTi climate commitments

Novartis has committed to significantly reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These reductions align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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