United Utilities

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is United Utilities doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 50

United Utilities has a DitchCarbon Score of 50 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 the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they provide. A score of 50 suggests that United Utilities has room for improvement in reducing their carbon intensity and enhancing their environmental performance.

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 Utilities is part of the utilities industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. 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 Utilities, located in the United Kingdom, benefits from the region’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 6.31% better in emissions than the industry average.

United Utilities, founded in 1995 and based in Cheshire, operates within the utilities industry, specifically focusing on water and wastewater services. The company serves approximately seven million people across the North West of England, managing a vast infrastructure that includes 184 reservoirs, over 42,000 km of water pipes, and 575 wastewater treatment works. They are responsible for the collection, treatment, and distribution of water, as well as the treatment and safe return of wastewater to the environment.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for United Utilities

United Utilities should explore fuel switching options in their transportation and operations to capitalize on the potential 15% emissions savings.

Good news, United Utilities has set ambitious SBTi commitments

United Utilities has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This involves implementing strategies to cut emissions across their direct activities and energy use.

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