Quest Diagnostics

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Quest Diagnostics doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 47

Quest Diagnostics has a DitchCarbon Score of 47 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 demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing 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

Very low




Very high

Quest Diagnostics is part of the industrial manufacturing 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

Quest Diagnostics 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 environmental impact.

...this company is doing 5.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Quest Diagnostics, founded in 1967 and headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specifically in clinical laboratory services. As a leader in the industry, the company offers a wide range of diagnostic testing services, including advanced cancer diagnostics, anatomic pathology services, and clinical trials testing for pharmaceuticals. With revenues of $7.4 billion in 2014, Quest Diagnostics serves a significant portion of the American population and healthcare providers, maintaining a vast network of laboratories and patient service centers across the United States and in several international locations.

Bad news, Quest Diagnostics hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet.

Quest Diagnostics has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is yet to define and announce clear, science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the latest climate science to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Quest Diagnostics 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, potentially decreasing emissions by 35%.
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Our methodology

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