Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is SMIC doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 35

SMIC has a DitchCarbon Score of 35 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that SMIC’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. The company’s current strategies may not be sufficiently addressing the reduction of its carbon footprint.

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

SMIC 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

SMIC, located in China, operates in a region with a specific carbon intensity rating. The country’s carbon intensity impacts the sustainability of SMIC’s operations, reflecting how environmentally friendly their business practices are in relation to China’s overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 6.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), founded in 2000 and headquartered in Shanghai, China, is a prominent player in the industrial manufacturing sector, specifically within the semiconductor industry. As a leading semiconductor foundry, SMIC offers integrated circuit foundry and technology services, ranging from 0.35 micron to 28 nanometer process nodes. The company operates a comprehensive network of facilities across China and has international offices for marketing and customer service, solidifying its global presence in the semiconductor market.

Bad news, SMIC has yet to commit to SBTi targets

SMIC has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not publicly defined or committed to concrete targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

SMIC should investigate alternative fuels for transportation and operational processes to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.
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Our methodology

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