Western Digital

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Western Digital doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 74

Western Digital has a DitchCarbon Score of 74, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity, demonstrating a commitment to lower emissions. A score of 74 suggests that Western Digital is actively managing and improving its environmental impact compared to industry peers.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Western Digital 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

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Western Digital, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental condition supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.
18.89%

...this company is doing 18.89% better in emissions than the industry average.

Western Digital, founded in 1970, is a prominent player in the computer services industry, headquartered in San Jose, United States. The company specializes in developing data storage solutions that cater to current technological needs and fuel future innovations. Their offerings encompass a wide range of products designed to store, preserve, and manage digital content effectively.

Good news, Western Digital has set SBTi climate action goals

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

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Western Digital should intensify its monitoring and reporting of direct emissions to pinpoint areas for emission reduction.
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