Western Union

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Western Union doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

Western Union has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 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 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

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Western Union, a company in the finance sector, has a carbon intensity ranking of very 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

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Western Union, 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.
5.83%

...this company is doing 5.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1851 and headquartered in Englewood, Western Union operates in the finance sector and has a storied history of over 160 years. The company specializes in global money transfer services, offering a reliable way for individuals and businesses to send funds across the world. With the launch of WU Digital in San Francisco, Western Union continues to innovate, expanding its services to include mobile and online platforms.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Western Union

Western Union should consider fuel switching in their transportation and operations to capitalize on the potential 15% emissions savings.

Bad news, Western Union hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Western Union has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not publicly defined or committed to concrete targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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