Penguin Random House

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Penguin Random House doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

Penguin Random House has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in their sustainability practices. This score reflects a higher carbon intensity in their operations, suggesting that their environmental impact is significant. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce emissions and lower their carbon intensity.

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

Penguin Random House is a company in the paper products 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

Penguin Random House operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 7.73% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Penguin Random House, founded in 2013 through a merger between Random House and Penguin, is headquartered in the United States and operates in the paper products industry as the world’s largest trade book publisher. With a presence in multiple countries, the company offers a wide range of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in both print and digital formats. They are known for their extensive publishing portfolio, employing over 10,000 people and championing freedom of expression and a passion for reading.

Bad news, Penguin Random House hasn't set SBTi commitments yet

Penguin Random House has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.
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