Pennon Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Pennon Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 71

Pennon Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 71, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s commitment to reducing carbon intensity in its business practices. A score of 71 suggests that Pennon Group is actively working towards lower emissions and better environmental performance.

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

Pennon Group operates within the utilities industry, which has a medium 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

Pennon Group operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.

...this company is doing 27.31% better in emissions than the industry average.

Pennon Group, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Exeter, is a prominent player in the UK’s environmental infrastructure industry. As a constituent of the FTSE 250, the company boasts a substantial asset base of £5.7 billion and employs over 4,800 individuals. Pennon provides essential water and wastewater services through South West Water and Bournemouth Water, as well as waste recycling and recovery solutions via its company Viridor, catering to a diverse range of customers across the United Kingdom.

Good news, Pennon Group has embraced SBTi commitments

Pennon Group has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company is aligning its operations and strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Pennon Group should foster supplier engagement initiatives to promote the reduction of Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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