United Airlines

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is United Airlines doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 23

United Airlines has a DitchCarbon Score of 23 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests a high carbon intensity relative to industry benchmarks. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability profile.

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

United Airlines, part of the aviation industry, has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. 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

United Airlines 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 from energy use.

...this company is doing 9.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

United Airlines, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chicago, is a major player in the aviation industry. The airline, along with its United Express service, offers an extensive flight network with over 4,500 daily flights to 339 airports on five continents. United boasts a significant fleet, including 737 mainline and 483 regional aircraft, and is recognized for having one of the most comprehensive route networks globally.

Good news, United Airlines has committed to SBTi goals

United Airlines has pledged to set science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. This commitment means the company is working towards significant cuts in its carbon footprint to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

United Airlines should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and quantify direct greenhouse gas emissions from their operations.

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Our methodology

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