SK hynix

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is SK hynix doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 79

SK hynix has a DitchCarbon Score of 79, indicating a strong commitment to sustainability. This score reflects a lower carbon intensity in their operations compared to many other companies. A higher score suggests that SK hynix is effectively managing and reducing its carbon emissions.

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

SK hynix is a company in the industrial manufacturing 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

SK hynix is situated in South Korea, a country with a specific carbon intensity rating that influences the environmental impact of its operations. The sustainability efforts of SK hynix are therefore affected by South Korea’s national strategies and performance in reducing carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 37.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Icheon-si, South Korea, SK hynix is a key player in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in the production of semiconductors. As a subsidiary of the SK Group conglomerate, the company has become the second-largest memory chip manufacturer in the world, offering products such as DRAM, NAND Flash, and CMOS Image Sensors. SK hynix is committed to leading the market with advanced technology and a diverse portfolio to meet the growing demands of the IT industry.

Good news, SK hynix has embraced SBTi climate commitments

SK hynix 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 involves aligning their carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

SK hynix should enhance their energy efficiency by adopting measures across all forms of purchased energy, potentially reducing their emissions by 30%.

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Our methodology

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