Climate action has been at the core of Saint-Gobain’s business strategy for a long time, which made us reduce our CO2 emissions by 15% between 2010 and 2019.

In 2019, we signed the pledge “Business Ambition for 1.5°C”, thus committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the objective of limiting the rise in temperatures to less than 1.5°C worldwide compared to the pre-industrial era.

We set new ambitious 2030 goals (33% absolute reduction for scope 1 and 2 vs 2017, 16% absolute reduction for scope 3 vs 2017), approved by Science-Based Targets and supported by an average yearly investment of 100 M€ for the next 10 years.

We support the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council and advocate for a more sustainable built environment.

Lighthouse initiative

In Europe, the construction and building industry is accountable for around 40% of the energy-related carbon emissions. Saint-Gobain is making a major contribution to decarbonising the whole value chain of the built environment.

To do so, there are four main levers, on which we can come into play:

  1. We provide energy efficiency solutions, which rapidly offset the energy needed for their production by allowing major energy gains throughout their lifespan.
  2. We support the development of renewable energies by providing solutions for energy industrial players and utilities.
  3. We offer solutions for lightweight construction that steer building design towards much less carbon-intensive options compared to traditional construction.
  4. And we committed ourselves to reach net zero carbon emissions, an ambition that will help us put lower carbon materials and systems onto the market.