Wendy's

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Wendy's doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 52

Wendy’s has a DitchCarbon Score of 52, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they generate. A score of 52 suggests there is significant room for Wendy’s to improve their carbon intensity and enhance their environmental performance.

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

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Very high

Wendy’s is part of the hospitality industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. 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

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Very high

Wendy’s operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact from energy use.
8.57%

...this company is doing 8.57% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, The Wendy’s Company is a prominent player in the US hospitality industry. As the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company, Wendy’s operates over 6,500 franchise and company-owned restaurants across the United States and in 28 additional countries and territories. The company specializes in offering a variety of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and an array of sides and beverages.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Wendy's

Wendy’s should undertake a detailed inventory of all Scope 2 emissions sources, establish reduction targets for each type of purchased energy, and improve their monitoring and reporting systems to better track progress and uncover additional reduction opportunities, which could potentially lower their emissions by 25%.

Good news, Wendy's has set science-based climate action goals

Wendy’s has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their own operations, aligning with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking actionable steps to decrease emissions across all direct and indirect operations under their control.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Sustainability Into Procurement​​

In this guide you can learn about the three stages of sustainable procurement.

Stage 1) – Identify and Communicate
Sustainability Maturity

Stage 2) – Start to Give Preference to Mature Suppliers

Stage 3) – Make Climate Action a “Hard” Measure for Procurement

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