The Wine Society

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is The Wine Society doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 31

The Wine Society has a DitchCarbon Score of 31 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity in its operations. To improve, The Wine Society needs to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance its sustainability efforts.

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

The Wine Society is part of the beverages 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

The Wine Society operates in the UK, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This regional advantage supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 4.49% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1874, The Wine Society is a prominent wine merchant based in Stevenage, UK, operating within the beverages industry. As a co-operative, it is exclusively owned by its members and dedicates its services to their interests, prioritizing member satisfaction over profit maximization. The company specializes in selling a diverse range of wines, ensuring that its offerings cater to the tastes and preferences of its member base.

Good news, The Wine Society has embraced SBTi commitments

The Wine Society has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. Their targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C by addressing emissions from both direct and indirect company activities.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The Wine Society should undertake a thorough inventory of all direct emissions sources and pursue energy efficiency improvements and a shift to renewable energy where feasible to potentially reduce emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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