sweetgreen

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is sweetgreen doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

Sweetgreen has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. To enhance its sustainability efforts, Sweetgreen needs to focus on reducing its carbon intensity further.

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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Sweetgreen is part of the hospitality industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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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Sweetgreen operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.
0.43%

...this company is doing 0.43% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Sweetgreen, founded in 2007 and headquartered in Culver City, operates within the US hospitality industry, focusing on providing healthy, seasonal, and real food. As a company committed to sustainability and community impact, Sweetgreen is involved in every step of the supply chain, ensuring transparency and trust with their partners and farmers. Offering freshly made meals with ingredients delivered daily, Sweetgreen continues to grow, emphasizing the development of its workforce and fostering connections with local neighborhoods.

Bad news, Sweetgreen hasn't set SBTi climate commitments yet

Sweetgreen 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 to align with global efforts to mitigate climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Sweetgreen should undertake a thorough assessment of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and quantify direct greenhouse gas outputs from their operations.
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