World Gold Council

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is World Gold Council doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 27

The World Gold Council has a DitchCarbon Score of 27 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests a higher carbon intensity in their operations and practices. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its 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

Very low




Very high

The World Gold Council is part of the metals and mining 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 World Gold Council, located in the United Kingdom, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 2.02% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in London, the World Gold Council operates within the metals and mining industry. As a market development organization, it focuses on the gold sector, working across investment, jewellery, technology, and government affairs. The council aims to lead the industry and boost the sustained demand for gold globally.

Bad news, World Gold Council hasn't committed to SBTi goals.

The World Gold Council has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the organization has not defined or announced any concrete goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The World Gold Council should aim to decrease emissions associated with business travel by setting reduction targets and encouraging the use of video conferencing and low-carbon travel alternatives, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 0.5%.
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Our methodology

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