Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Ricardo doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 56

Ricardo has a DitchCarbon Score of 56 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing 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

Ricardo is a company in the services industry, which 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

Very low




Very high

Ricardo, located in the United Kingdom, benefits from the region’s very low carbon intensity, indicating a favorable environment for sustainable operations. The company’s sustainability efforts are likely enhanced by the country’s commitment to low carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 12.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Adur, Ricardo is a renowned global consultancy operating in the strategic, technical, and environmental sectors. The company specializes in manufacturing high-performance products and offers services across various market sectors, including automotive, rail, defense, and clean energy. Ricardo’s team of over 2,100 professionals delivers innovative solutions to a diverse client base, including major transportation OEMs, energy companies, and government agencies.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Ricardo

Ricardo should establish transparent, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions and actively encourage sustainability across their entire supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

Good news, Ricardo has embraced robust SBTi commitments

Ricardo has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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