Samarco Mineração

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Samarco Mineração doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 55

Samarco Mineração has a DitchCarbon Score of 55, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon they emit relative to their output. A score of 55 suggests that Samarco Mineração is making some efforts to reduce their carbon intensity, but there is significant room for improvement in their sustainability practices.

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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Very high

Samarco Mineração is part of the metals and mining 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

Samarco Mineração is located in Brazil, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by indicating a lower carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 25.98% better in emissions than the industry average.

Samarco Mineração, founded in 1977, is a key player in the metals and mining industry, headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The company specializes in producing iron ore pellets primarily for the steel industry, serving clients across 19 countries. Despite facing a significant setback with the dam failure in 2015, Samarco has been committed to environmental and community recovery, while also working towards resuming its operations with new environmental licensing efforts.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Samarco Mineração

Samarco Mineração should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas outputs.

Good news, Samarco Mineração has embraced SBTi commitments

Samarco Mineração 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 to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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