Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Tesla doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 15

Tesla has a DitchCarbon Score of 15 out of 100, indicating a low level of sustainability in its operations. This suggests that Tesla’s carbon intensity is relatively high, meaning it has significant emissions relative to its size or output. The company needs to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability performance.

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

Tesla operates in the automotive industry, which has a medium 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

Very low




Very high

Tesla operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental condition supports Tesla’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 28.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Tesla operates within the automotive and energy industries. The company is renowned for its production of electric vehicles, including the Model S, Model X, and Model 3, and has a significant global presence with over 275,000 vehicles on the roads. In addition to vehicles, Tesla offers sustainable energy solutions such as the Powerwall, Powerpack, and Solar Roof, aiming to promote a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

Good news, Tesla has embraced SBTi commitments for sustainability

Tesla has pledged to align its operations and business strategy with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company will implement sustainable practices to meet specific targets that are in line with the level of decarbonization required to limit global warming.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.