Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Sonepar doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

Sonepar has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in its sustainability practices. This score reflects a moderate level of carbon intensity in the company’s operations. To enhance its sustainability efforts, Sonepar needs to focus on reducing its carbon footprint and adopting greener initiatives.

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

Sonepar is part of the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

Sonepar, located in France, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition enhances the company’s sustainability profile and efforts.

...this company is doing 7.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1969, Sonepar is a family-owned company headquartered in Paris, specializing in the B-to-B distribution of electrical products and services within the energy generation and distribution industry. With a global presence, the company operates 239 entities across 44 countries, employing 43,000 associates and generating a revenue of 20.6 billion euros as of 2016. Sonepar’s extensive network and digital solutions are dedicated to enhancing customer service and fostering strong relationships in the electrical sector.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Sonepar

Sonepar should focus on creating products with extended lifespans to significantly reduce their scope 3 emissions related to the use of sold products, potentially cutting emissions by 15%.

Good news, Sonepar has made solid SBTi commitments

Sonepar 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 a detailed plan to significantly cut its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain to align with the Paris Agreement goals.

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