Qualcomm

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Qualcomm doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 44

Qualcomm has a DitchCarbon Score of 44 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to environmental sustainability.

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

Qualcomm is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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

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Very high

Qualcomm, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a favorable environment for sustainable operations. The company’s sustainability efforts are thus supported by the country’s overall lower carbon footprint.
2.71%

...this company is doing 2.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, particularly known for its pivotal role in the development of smartphone technology. As a leader in the field, Qualcomm has been instrumental in the invention and commercialization of 3G and 4G technologies, and is now at the forefront of the 5G revolution. The company offers a wide range of services that have transformed industries such as automotive, IoT, healthcare, and data centers by enabling millions of devices to connect in unprecedented ways.

Good news, Qualcomm has committed to SBTi climate goals

Qualcomm has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment involves aligning their carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Qualcomm should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions.
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