Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is QTS doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 62

QTS has a DitchCarbon Score of 62, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon they emit relative to their output. A higher score suggests that QTS is making significant efforts to reduce their carbon intensity and improve their 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

QTS is a company in the real estate sector, which 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

QTS operates in the United States, a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 7.81% better in emissions than the industry average.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc., founded in 2005 and headquartered in Overland Park, operates within the real estate sector, specializing in data center solutions. As a leader in secure and compliant data center services, QTS offers hybrid cloud and managed services tailored for various industries including government, finance, healthcare, and technology. The company manages over 5 million square feet of data center space globally and delivers enhanced efficiency through its Critical Facilities Management for third-party data center owners.

Good news, QTS has made solid SBTi commitments

QTS has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company is working towards aligning its operations and strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

QTS should foster collaboration with industry peers to exchange best practices and resources, enhancing their collective ability to diminish Scope 3 emissions.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.