University of Melbourne

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is University of Melbourne doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 41

The University of Melbourne has a DitchCarbon Score of 41 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the university’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to environmental sustainability.

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

The University of Melbourne is part of the education 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

The University of Melbourne is situated in Australia, a region with a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the university’s sustainability efforts may face challenges due to the high carbon footprint associated with the country’s energy production and consumption.

...this company is doing 5.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a prestigious institution located in Melbourne, Australia, renowned for its contributions to the education sector. As one of the largest employers in Victoria, it offers a diverse range of programs and services to a student body of over 47,000, including a significant international presence from 120 countries. The university boasts a rich history of research and academic excellence, with numerous research centers and institutes across its historic campuses, and is part of the esteemed Parkville Precinct knowledge hub.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne could potentially reduce its emissions by 20% by investing in energy-efficient appliances and equipment to lower its scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity.

Bad news, University of Melbourne hasn't set SBTi commitments yet

The University of Melbourne has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the university has not defined or announced clear goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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