U.S. Silica

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is U.S. Silica doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 23

U.S. Silica has a DitchCarbon Score of 23 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices are necessary for U.S. Silica to increase its 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

Very low




Very high

U.S. Silica is a company in the metals and mining industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. 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

U.S. Silica operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s operations are in a region with relatively sustainable energy practices, potentially aiding their sustainability efforts.

...this company is doing 6.02% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1900 and headquartered in Frederick, U.S. Silica operates within the U.S. metals and mining industry. The company specializes in the production of commercial silica for use in the oil and gas sector, as well as a variety of industrial applications. With a history spanning over a century, U.S. Silica has established itself as a leader in mining, processing, and logistics, offering more than 250 products to its diverse customer base.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for U.S. Silica

U.S. Silica should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

Bad news, U.S. Silica hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

U.S. Silica 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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