Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is VMware doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 46

VMware has a DitchCarbon Score of 46 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. To enhance its ranking, VMware needs to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve lower carbon intensity.

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

VMware operates within the computer services industry, 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

VMware, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 9.11% worse in emissions than the industry average.

VMware, founded in 1998 and headquartered in Palo Alto, operates within the computer services industry. As a prominent player in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, the company facilitates digital transformation for over 500,000 customers globally. VMware offers a suite of services including the Cross-Cloud Architecture and digital workspace solutions, focusing on software-defined business and IT, data management, and comprehensive security.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for VMware

VMware should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, potentially decreasing emissions by 35%.

Good news, VMware has set solid SBTi climate commitments

VMware has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased electricity. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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