UnitedHealth Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is UnitedHealth Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 71

UnitedHealth Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 71, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon intensity and its progress towards lower emissions. A score of 71 suggests that UnitedHealth Group is actively managing and improving its environmental impact in comparison to industry peers.

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

UnitedHealth Group is part of the finance sector, which has a very 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

UnitedHealth Group operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 20.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

UnitedHealth Group, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Minnetonka, operates in the finance sector with a focus on healthcare. The company offers a range of services through its two divisions: Optum, which provides technology and data-driven health care services, and UnitedHealthcare, which offers health benefits and insurance coverage. Serving over 147 million people, UnitedHealth Group is dedicated to improving access, affordability, and quality of care in the health system.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group should enhance their monitoring and reporting systems to better track progress and identify additional opportunities for reducing their Scope 2 emissions, which could potentially lower their emissions by 25%.

Good news, UnitedHealth Group has embraced SBTi commitments

UnitedHealth Group has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company will align its carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

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