Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Spotify doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 39

Spotify has a DitchCarbon Score of 39 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, Spotify needs to implement strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its score.

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

Spotify is a company in the paper products industry, 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

Spotify is situated in Sweden, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports Spotify’s sustainability efforts by providing a cleaner energy infrastructure.

...this company is doing 1.73% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Spotify SE, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Stockholm, operates within the music streaming industry. The company offers a vast library of millions of tracks, allowing users to choose their music for any occasion or discover new tunes through curated playlists and radio stations. Spotify provides both free and subscription-based services, catering to a wide range of listening preferences and enabling users to soundtrack their lives.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Spotify

Spotify should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

Bad news, Spotify hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

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