Yorkshire Water

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Yorkshire Water doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 35

Yorkshire Water has a DitchCarbon Score of 35 out of 100, indicating a lower level of sustainability in its operations. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. There is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing 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




Very high

Yorkshire Water is part of the energy generation and distribution 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 Yorkshire Water operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Yorkshire Water operates in the United Kingdom, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.

...this company is doing 4.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Yorkshire Water, founded in 1989, operates within the energy generation and distribution industry, primarily managing water services in Yorkshire. The company is responsible for the supply of approximately 1.24 billion litres of drinking water daily and the treatment of waste water, maintaining over 700 treatment works and 120 reservoirs. With a significant presence in the region, Yorkshire Water not only provides essential water and sewerage services but also engages actively with local communities and manages extensive land holdings for public enjoyment.

Bad news, Yorkshire Water hasn't committed to SBTi goals yet

Yorkshire Water has not yet established specific commitments through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company has not formally defined or announced targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

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