United Rentals

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is United Rentals doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 37

United Rentals has a DitchCarbon Score of 37 out of 100, indicating room for improvement in sustainability practices. This score reflects a higher carbon intensity compared to more sustainable companies. Efforts to reduce emissions and enhance sustainability measures would be necessary to increase their score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

United Rentals is a company in the construction industry, 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

United Rentals, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a positive impact on the company’s sustainability efforts. The company’s location in a low carbon intensity area suggests it operates with a smaller carbon footprint relative to regions with higher carbon intensity.

...this company is doing 8.82% worse in emissions than the industry average.

United Rentals, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Stamford, operates within the construction industry as North America’s largest equipment rental company. With over 880 locations across the United States and Canada, they cater to a diverse clientele including construction and industrial companies, utilities, and homeowners. The company offers a vast fleet of rental equipment, specialty solutions, safety training, and round-the-clock support to ensure customer success.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for United Rentals

United Rentals should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in Scope 3 emissions.

Bad news, United Rentals hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

United Rentals 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 efforts to mitigate climate change.
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