Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Umicore doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 59

Umicore has a DitchCarbon Score of 59 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

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

Umicore is a company in the metals and mining industry, 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

Umicore, located in Belgium, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 29.98% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1805 and headquartered in the City of Brussels, Umicore is a prominent player in the metals and mining industry with a focus on materials technology and recycling. The company operates globally with industrial activities across all continents, catering to a diverse customer base and generating a turnover of €10.4 billion in 2015. Umicore offers advanced materials and solutions through its three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies, and Recycling, all contributing to its mission of creating materials for a better life.

Good news, Umicore has set solid SBTi climate commitments

Umicore has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, representing a proactive stance in tackling climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Umicore should consider enhancing their machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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