Costco

"Costco's net zero target is to reduce emissions by 39.0% relative to 2020 emissions by 2030. Net Zero Tracker
This target covers Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, which include carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as well as hydrofluorocarbons. Net Zero Tracker
An interesting fact about Costco's environmental policy is that they plan to disclose an absolute Scope 3 CO2e reduction target in December 2023. Net Zero Tracker
In addition, you can check out the net-zero commitments and data for the relevant actors:"

Current Score (vs. LY)

39.5 pts (5.5)

Last Update: Nov. 26, 2023

Current Rankings

Global: #101

S&P100: #73

Consumer Staples: #15

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 1,218,381 1,200,000 1,108,562
Scope 2 - location-based 1,428,751 1,500,000 1,473,874
Scope 2 - market-based 1,418,244 NA 0
Scope 1-2 - location-based 2,647,132 2,700,000 2,582,436
Scope 1-2 - market-based 2,636,625 NA NA
Scope 3 0 141,800,000 0
Total - location-based 2,647,132 144,500,000 2,582,436
Total - market-based 2,636,625 NA NA

Note: Data sources detailed here

Y2022 Y2021 Y2020
Total CO2e estimate (by Net0Tracker) 228,337,434 197,127,796 205,538,045
Methodology Pre-calculated sector intensity (revenue) Pre-calculated sector intensity (revenue) Pre-calculated sector intensity (revenue)

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.

Costco belongs to the sector Consumer Staples.

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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
S1S2MKT 39.0 2020 2030


Net Absolute Emission Reductions

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Net Zero Future Commitments

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Science-based Targets (SBTI)

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Offsets

Last update for Costco by zerotracker.net: May 10, 2023
Planning to use external offset credits Not Specified
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals No
Conditions on use of offset credits None
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) Not Specified

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 10.0 10.0 0.0
3 CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures 4.0 10.0 0.0
Transparency 24.0 30.0 0.0
4 Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions 3.0 10.0 3.0
5 Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency 0.0 10.0 0.0
6 Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious 5.0 10.0 0.0
7 Targets are science-based as validated by SBTi 0.0 10.0 0.0
Commitments 8.0 40.0 3.0
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 7.5 10.0 2.5
Results 7.5 30.0 2.5
Total 39.5 100.0 5.5


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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 0.0
Criteria 2 : Transparency on value chain emissions (Scope 3)
Are the 15 categories fully or partly disclosed? full 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.0
Are S3 figures fully or partly verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? full 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 3 : Quality and Frequency of reporting
What is the latest CDP score (no later than the preceding year)? D 4.0 / 10.0 4.0 0.0 4.0
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? NC 0.0 / 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Does the net zero target include an intermediate target by 2030? 2030 3.0 / 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
Does the net zero target include all the emissions? NC 0.0 / 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 5 : Target year for Net Zero Commitments
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2? NC 0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2+S3 combined? NC 0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 6 : Reduction objectives
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2? 8.0
5.0 / 5.0 5.0 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? NC 0.0 / 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 8 : Results based on scope 1 - 2
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %): 3.9
Actual (in %): -119.7
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %): 8.0
Actual (in %): -119.7
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: 2.0°C 7.5 / 10.0 5.0 2.5 5.0
Total 39.5 / 100.0 34.0 5.5 14.0


Available Data Sources

Reporting Year 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2018
Source Public Yourstake Public CDP Yourstake Public CDP CDP CDP
Publication Year 2022 unknown 2022 2021 unknown 2022 2021 2020 2020
Scope 1 1,218,381 1,228,888 1,200,000 1,205,620 1,205,620 NA 1,108,562 1,108,562 1,114,967
Scope 2 - location-based 1,428,751 1,428,751 1,500,000 1,457,413 1,376,795 NA 1,473,874 1,473,874 1,393,453
Scope 2 - market-based 1,418,244 1,418,244 NA 1,408,963 NA NA 0 0 0
Scope 1-2 - location-based 2,647,132 2,657,639 2,700,000 2,663,033 2,582,415 0 2,582,436 2,582,436 2,508,420
Scope 1-2 - market-based 2,636,625 2,647,132 NA 2,614,583 NA NA NA NA NA
Scope 3 0 0 141,800,000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - location-based 2,647,132 2,657,639 144,500,000 2,663,033 2,582,415 0 2,582,436 2,582,436 2,508,420
Total - market-based 2,636,625 2,647,132 NA 2,614,583 NA NA NA NA NA

Sources

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