Smith & Nephew

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Smith & Nephew doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 55

Smith & Nephew 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 higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing 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

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Smith & Nephew is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very 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

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Smith & Nephew operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
13.71%

...this company is doing 13.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1856, Smith & Nephew is a distinguished player in the global advanced medical technology industry, headquartered in London. The company has a rich history of innovation, from refining cod liver oil to leading the supply of wound care products during World War One. Today, Smith & Nephew specializes in Sports Medicine, Trauma, Orthopaedic Reconstruction, and Advanced Wound Management, serving healthcare professionals in over 100 countries.

Bad news, Smith & Nephew haven't committed to SBTi goals yet

Smith & Nephew have not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Smith & Nephew should enhance their monitoring and reporting systems to better track progress and pinpoint additional opportunities for reducing their Scope 2 emissions, which could potentially lower their emissions by 25%.
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