South West Water

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is South West Water doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

South West Water has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects a certain level of carbon intensity in the company’s operations. There is room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing their environmental sustainability efforts.

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

South West Water is a company in the water sector, which has a low carbon intensity ranking. 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

South West Water operates in the UK, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

South West Water, established in 1989, is a company operating in the utilities sector, specifically focusing on water services. Headquartered in Exeter, it serves Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Dorset and Somerset, providing high-quality drinking water, wastewater management, and coastline care. Since its inception following the privatisation of the water industry, the company has significantly improved regional water systems and environmental standards, thanks to the dedication of its 1,300 employees.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for South West Water

The company should improve its surveillance and management of elusive emissions by creating and executing a strategy to mitigate identified sources, potentially reducing their emissions by 35%.

Good news, South West Water has embraced SBTi commitments

South West Water has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company will implement strategies and actions to limit global warming in accordance with the latest climate science.

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