Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is RCL FOODS doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

RCL FOODS has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. RCL FOODS may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve 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

Very low




Very high

RCL FOODS operates within the retail sector, 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

RCL FOODS operates in South Africa, a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may be challenged by the high carbon emissions associated with the country’s energy production and consumption.

...this company is doing 14.38% worse in emissions than the industry average.

RCL FOODS, founded in South Africa, operates in the retail sector as a prominent African food producer. Established in Westville, the company has been a significant player in the industry since its inception, offering a diverse range of food products and services, including branded and private label goods distributed by its specialist supply chain arm, Vector Logistics. With a history of strategic acquisitions, RCL FOODS boasts a portfolio of well-known South African brands and has evolved into an integrated entity with multiple divisions, all while maintaining a strong commitment to feeding more people across the region.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for RCL FOODS

RCL FOODS should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions.

Good news, RCL FOODS has set solid SBTi commitments

RCL FOODS has established targets to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. Their commitment aligns with the global objective to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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