Universal Music Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Universal Music Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Universal Music Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 51, 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 activity. 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

Universal Music Group is part of the services sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. 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

Universal Music Group, located in the Netherlands, 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 7.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Santa Monica, Universal Music Group operates within the services sector as a global leader in music-based entertainment. The company offers a wide range of services including recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content across over 60 countries. Universal Music Group is renowned for its extensive catalog, artist development, and innovative approaches to expanding artistic and commercial opportunities in the music industry.

Good news, Universal Music Group has embraced SBTi commitments

Universal Music Group has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly lower its carbon footprint across all operations.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Universal Music Group should foster partnerships with industry peers to exchange best practices and resources, enhancing their collective ability to diminish Scope 3 emissions.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.