Royal Mail

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Royal Mail doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

Royal Mail has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 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. Royal Mail may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve 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

Very low




Very high

Royal Mail operates within the transport services industry, 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

Very low




Very high

Royal Mail operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports Royal Mail’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 1.21% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Royal Mail, founded in 1840 and headquartered in London, is a prominent player in the GB transport services industry. The company offers a universal postal service under a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’ policy, reaching over 29 million addresses throughout the UK. As a leading British company, Royal Mail strives to be acknowledged as the top delivery company both in the UK and across Europe.

Good news, Royal Mail has embraced SBTi climate commitments

Royal Mail has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company is taking action to align its operations with the goal of limiting global warming and contributing to a sustainable future.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Royal Mail should establish transparent and scientifically grounded goals for diminishing their Scope 3 emissions and actively encourage sustainability across their entire supply chain, potentially reducing emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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