South32

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is South32 doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 31

South32 has a DitchCarbon Score of 31 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact. There is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing their sustainability practices.

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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South32 is a company in the metals and mining industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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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Very high

South32, located in Australia, operates in a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may face significant challenges due to the high carbon footprint associated with the country’s energy production and consumption.
1.98%

...this company is doing 1.98% better in emissions than the industry average.

South32, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Perth, operates within the metals and mining industry. The company has a global presence with high-quality operations across Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. South32 is committed to sustainable resource development, aiming to improve lives and deliver shareholder value through strategic asset optimization and exploration.

Bad news, South32 hasn't committed to SBTi targets yet

South32 has 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 aligned with the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

South32 should foster collaboration with industry peers to exchange best practices and resources, enhancing their collective ability to diminish Scope 3 emissions.
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Our methodology

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