Plug Power

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Plug Power doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 36

Plug Power has a DitchCarbon Score of 36 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in sustainability practices. This score reflects a moderate level of carbon intensity in their operations. The company can aim to reduce its carbon intensity to enhance its sustainability performance and increase its score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Plug Power is a company in the energy generation and distribution 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

Plug Power operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are positively influenced by the country’s overall lower carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 5.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in the Town of Colonie, Plug Power operates within the energy generation and distribution industry, specializing in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The company has pioneered the commercialization of fuel cells, offering solutions like GenKey to enhance productivity and sustainability in material handling. Plug Power’s ProGen platform extends its reach, providing modular fuel cell engines to power on-road electric vehicles and support various industrial applications.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Plug Power

Plug Power should establish and pursue clear science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

Bad news, Plug Power hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Plug Power 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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