Zai Lab

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Zai Lab doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 66

Zai Lab has a DitchCarbon Score of 66, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage its carbon intensity, suggesting they are taking steps to reduce emissions. A higher score would denote even greater success in lowering their carbon intensity 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

Zai Lab operates in the research and development sector, 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

Very low




Very high

Zai Lab is situated in China, a country with a specific carbon intensity rating that influences the environmental impact of its operations. The sustainability efforts of Zai Lab are thus affected by China’s national energy policies and carbon management practices.

...this company is doing 14.64% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2013 and based in Shanghai, Zai Lab operates within the research and development sector of the biopharmaceutical industry. The company specializes in discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative medicines aimed at addressing significant unmet medical needs worldwide. With a strategy that combines in-licensed products and internal R&D, Zai Lab is recognized for its disease-modifying drug candidates and its role in advancing China’s biotech industry.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Zai Lab

Zai Lab should establish reduction targets for emissions associated with their purchased goods and services to foster innovation in low-carbon alternatives and endorse circular economy practices, potentially decreasing their emissions by 25%.

Good news, Zai Lab has embraced SBTi climate commitments

Zai Lab has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to significantly cut its carbon footprint to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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