Rakuten

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Rakuten doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

Rakuten has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in its sustainability practices. This score suggests that Rakuten’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact per unit of output. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance its sustainability efforts.

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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Rakuten, a company in the finance sector, has a very low 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

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Rakuten is based in Japan, a country with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports Rakuten’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.
12.83%

...this company is doing 12.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Rakuten, Inc., founded in 1997 and headquartered in Tokyo’s Setagaya district, is a leading force in Japan’s finance sector and a major player in the global e-commerce industry. As the largest e-commerce company in Japan and the third largest worldwide, Rakuten offers a diverse range of services including online retail, digital finance, travel, and professional sports. With a robust international presence, the company employs over 10,000 people and continues to embody its ethos of enjoyment and a positive spirit in shopping and business.

Good news, Rakuten has made solid SBTi commitments

Rakuten 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 will develop and implement strategies to significantly cut its carbon footprint across all scopes of emissions.
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Stage 2) – Start to Give Preference to Mature Suppliers

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