Alphabet Inc. Google

"Alphabet Inc. Net Zero Tracker
Google aims to achieve net-zero emissions across all of its operations and value chain by 2030. Net Zero Tracker
This includes a reduction of 50% of their combined Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 absolute emissions before 2030, compared to their 2019 baseline. Net Zero Tracker
They plan to invest in nature-based and technology-based carbon removal solutions to neutralize their remaining emissions. Net Zero Tracker
An interesting fact about their environmental policy is that they have formally committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to seek validation of their absolute emissions reduction target. …"

Current Score (vs. LY)

55.8 pts (-2.5)

Last Update: Dec. 12, 2023

Current Rankings

Global: #49

S&P100: #33

Communication Services: #8

Transparency

Quality of climate reporting based on public disclosures, completeness and verification of GHG emissions

Commitments

Level of ambition through gross absolute emissions reduction and 'net zero' targets

Results

Results and actions to deliver on commitments for real

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Last 3 Years Emissions Data Summary

Y2021 Y2020 Y2019
Scope 1 45,073 38,694 66,686
Scope 2 - location-based 6,576,239 5,865,095 5,116,949
Scope 2 - market-based 1,823,132 911,415 794,267
Scope 1-2 - location-based 6,621,312 5,903,789 5,183,635
Scope 1-2 - market-based 1,868,205 950,109 860,953
Scope 3 9,503,000 9,376,000 0
Total - location-based 16,124,312 15,279,789 5,183,635
Total - market-based 11,371,205 10,326,109 860,953

Note: Data sources detailed here

Y2022 Y2021
Total CO2e estimate (by Net0Tracker) 4,030,744 20,304,290
Methodology Pre-calculated sector intensity (revenue) Scope 3 based on previous year

Carbon emissions are estimated according to comparable years, intensity and sector benchmarks

Performance vs. Target

Note: Targets without baseline are ignored. In case several targets exist, only the shorter-term target is displayed.


Value Chain (scope 3) Emissions by Category

Emissions Trajectory (Full Scopes)



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Sector Benchmark

Note: Latest GHG and revenue data (based on tradingview.com) are used to calculate GHG emissions intensity by sector. The color scale of each bubble depends on the GHG intensity (GHG emissions per 1 million USD revenue). Sectors follow the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) that organize companies based on their primary business activities. The 11 sectors are : Information Technology, Health Care, Financials, Consumer Discretionary, Communication Services, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Utilities, Real Estate, and Materials.

Alphabet Inc. Google belongs to the sector Communication Services.

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Reduction and Net Zero Targets

>Note: intensity targets are not represented in the current version - see Methodology

Gross Absolute Emission Reductions

Scope Reduction Objectives Base Year Target Year Comments
S1S2S3MKT 50.0 2019 2030 Note that all the scope 3 emissions categories are not fully covered


Net Absolute Emission Reductions

Scope Reduction Objectives Base Year Target Year Comments
S1S2S3MKT 100.0 2019 2030


Net Zero Future Commitments

Scope Scope 3 Coverage Target Year Comments
S1S2S3LOC FULL 2030


Net Zero Policy

The company has a net zero policy : every year, carbon emissions will be balanced with carbon offsets, on OTHER scope emissions.



Science-based Targets (SBTI)

Date Published / Updated : 01/09/2022

Near-term Long-Term Net Zero Standard
Committed No target No
Data source: SBTI

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Offsets

Last update for Alphabet by zerotracker.net: Sept. 12, 2023
Planning to use external offset credits Yes
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals Yes
Conditions on use of offset credits
  • Other conditions
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) Yes (nature-based and CCS-based removals)

Additional notes: Nature-based and CCS-based: "plan to invest in nature-based and technology-based carbon removal solutions to neutralize our remaining emissions." (p. 33)

Data source from zerotracker.net - For more information, see methodology

Score Summary

Ref Principle Score
(points)
Max
(points)
Delta
(points)
1 At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified 10.0 10.0 0.0
2 Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified 5.0 10.0 -2.5
3 CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures 10.0 10.0 0.0
Transparency 25.0 30.0 -2.5
4 Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions 10.0 10.0 0.0
5 Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency 8.333333333333334 10.0 0.0
6 Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious 0.0 10.0 0.0
7 Targets are science-based as validated by SBTi 2.5 10.0 0.0
Commitments 20.833333333333336 40.0 0.0
8 Results re. operational emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 0.0
9 Results re. value chain emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 0.0
10 Implied Temperature Rating by MSCi 10.0 10.0 0.0
Results 10.0 30.0 0.0
Total 55.8 100.0 -2.5


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Score Details

Criteria Results 2023 Score 2022 Score Vs. 2022 2021 Score
Criteria 1 : Transparency on operational emissions (Scope 1 + 2)
Are S1+S2 figures publicly-disclosed for the last reporting year and the preceding period? yes 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Are S1+S2 figures verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? yes 5.0/ 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Criteria 2 : Transparency on value chain emissions (Scope 3)
Are the 15 categories fully or partly disclosed? partly 2.5 / 5.0 5.0 -2.5 5.0
Are S3 figures fully or partly verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? partly 2.5 / 5.0 2.5 0.0 2.5
Criteria 3 : Quality and Frequency of reporting
What is the latest CDP score (no later than the preceding year)? A 10.0 / 10.0 10.0 0.0 9.0
How many interim reporting were provided between 2 reporting periods (GHG emissions only)?
Criteria 4 : Net Zero Commitments
Does the net 0 target include a statement of a generally-accepted net zero emission target by 2050? yes 3.0 / 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
Does the net zero target include an intermediate target by 2030? 2030 3.0 / 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
Does the net zero target include all the emissions? yes 4.0 / 4.0 4.0 0.0 4.0
Criteria 5 : Target year for Net Zero Commitments
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2? Net Zero Policy 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2+S3 combined? 2030 3.3 / 5.0 3.3 0.0 3.3
Criteria 6 : Reduction objectives
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2?
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2+3?
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 7 : Science-Based Targets
What type of science-based target (as validated by SBTi) did the company commit to? Committed NA 2.5 / 10.0 2.5 0.0 0.0
Criteria 8 : Results based on scope 1 - 2
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 9 : Results based on scope 1 - 2 - 3
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 10 : Implied Temperature Rise (ITR)
Is the company aligned with global climate targets? ITR: 1.3°C 10.0 / 10.0 10.0 0.0 10.0
Total 55.8 / 100.0 58.3 -2.5 54.8


Available Data Sources

Reporting Year 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2018
Source Public Yourstake CDP Public CDP Public CDP Public
Publication Year 2022 2022 2021 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021
Scope 1 45,073 45,073 38,694 38,694 38,694 66,686 66,686 63,521
Scope 2 - location-based 6,576,239 6,576,239 5,865,095 5,865,095 5,865,095 5,116,949 5,116,949 4,344,686
Scope 2 - market-based 1,823,132 1,823,132 911,415 911,415 911,415 794,267 794,267 684,236
Scope 1-2 - location-based 6,621,312 6,621,312 5,903,789 5,903,789 5,903,789 5,183,635 5,183,635 4,408,207
Scope 1-2 - market-based 1,868,205 1,868,205 950,109 950,109 950,109 860,953 860,953 747,757
Scope 3 9,503,000 9,018,000 9,376,000 9,376,000 2,527,000 0 3,160,000 0
Total - location-based 16,124,312 15,639,312 15,279,789 15,279,789 8,430,789 5,183,635 8,343,635 4,408,207
Total - market-based 11,371,205 10,886,205 10,326,109 10,326,109 3,477,109 860,953 4,020,953 747,757

Sources

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