Thames Water

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Thames Water doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 38

Thames Water has a DitchCarbon Score of 38 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to environmental sustainability and lower carbon intensity.

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

Thames Water is part of the water sector, 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

Very low




Very high

Thames Water operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 5.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Thames Water, founded in Reading, operates in the water and sewerage industry and is the UK’s largest provider, serving approximately 14 million customers in London and the Thames Valley. Established with a rich history, the company offers essential services including the supply of clean water and wastewater management, processing vast quantities daily. Committed to high standards and future sustainability, Thames Water invests heavily in infrastructure, conducts extensive water quality testing, and engages in educational initiatives.

Bad news, Thames Water hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Thames Water 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 climate action efforts.

There’s always room for improvement,

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