Ulta Beauty

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Ulta Beauty doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 64

Ulta Beauty has a DitchCarbon Score of 64, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would suggest even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon emissions.

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

Ulta Beauty is a company in the retail sector, 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

Ulta Beauty operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.

...this company is doing 16.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Ulta Beauty, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Bolingbrook, operates within the US retail sector as the largest beauty retailer in the nation. The company offers an extensive range of over 20,000 products from more than 500 beauty brands, including their own private label, and provides a variety of salon services. With a network of 886 stores across 48 states and a robust online presence, Ulta Beauty is known for its Ultamate Rewards loyalty program and its dedication to personalized customer service.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their total emissions by 35%.

Good news, Ulta Beauty has embraced SBTi commitments

Ulta Beauty has pledged to set science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company is working towards significant reductions in its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

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