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Rio Tinto

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Rio Tinto doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 29

Rio Tinto has a DitchCarbon Score of 29 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact. Improvement is needed for Rio Tinto to reduce its carbon intensity and enhance its sustainability profile.

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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Rio Tinto is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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

Rio Tinto, located in the United Kingdom, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity, which positively influences the company’s sustainability profile. The firm’s operations in a region with strong environmental performance supports its efforts in reducing its own carbon footprint.
12.29%

...this company is doing 12.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in London, Rio Tinto is a global leader in the industrial manufacturing sector, particularly in mining and metals. The company specializes in the production of materials such as aluminium, copper, diamonds, gold, and iron ore, which are integral to various industries and everyday products. Rio Tinto is committed to safety, environmental sustainability, and community partnership, driving innovation and progress in the mining industry worldwide.

Bad news, Rio Tinto hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Rio Tinto has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Rio Tinto should investigate alternative fuels for transportation and operational processes to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.
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