Introducing the TemperatureTM Score

The Arabesque S-Ray® Temperature Score is a unique metric that measures the extent to which corporations across the world are contributing to the rise in global temperature. By translating publicly reported greenhouse gas emissions from each company to a temperature, based on sector-specific emissions pathways, the Temperature Score recognises the companies that are leaders in climate action.

Dr Rebecca Thomas, ESG Research Associate at Arabesque S-Ray, explains how the Temperature Score works

How does it work?

Scoring

Each company is given a score of 1.5C, 2C, 2.7C or >2.7C which represents the increase in global temperature if every other company were to behave like them. Companies who do not fully and publicly report their emissions data are given an incomplete disclosure score of 3C.

Scoring

Near / Long-term

For each company, we calculate a near-term score of global temperature increase at 2030 and a far-term score of global temperature increase at 2050, assuming the company’s emissions intensity does not change.

Near / Long-term

Sector

Our scores are developed using sector-specific emission benchmarks. Companies are grouped into four main sectors: Power, Industry, Transport, Other.

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Temperature Scores FAQ

What are the extra features?

The Temperature Score also has three additional features which provide more insight and assess a company’s climate action.

Scope 3

Scope 3

The Scope 3 indicator is given to companies that are reporting some part of their Scope 3 emissions. The main score in calculated using Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. These are the emissions directly under operational control and the emissions resulting from electricity, steam, energy uses. Scope 3 emissions are all other indirect emissions which are outside of operational control e.g. the emissions from business travel. There are often more difficult to report.

Target

Target

This identifies whether a company has a committed or approved target with the Science-based Target Initiative (hyperlink to their website). This initiative verifies whether company targets for emissions reductions are in line with keeping global temperature rise below 2C. If a company has a temperature score of 2.7 or about 2.7C but has an approved Science-based target, its score is automatically adjusted to 2C.

Trend

Trend

This indicator is given to companies whose recent emissions changes follow the pathway required to reach net zero emissions by mid-century and limit global temperature rise to 1.5C.

Understanding the Data

How Do Companies score?

This graph shows a breakdown of our universe and how each company in it scores for the near-term and long-term.

Emission data

Our new offering
Emissions Data
Emission data

Following the expansion of our data collection process, we now offer emissions data to clients. This data feed consists of the Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 (where available) emissions for the Temperature Score universe, including those with incomplete disclosures.

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