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.
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:
- We provide energy efficiency solutions, which rapidly offset the energy needed for their production by allowing major energy gains throughout their lifespan.
- We support the development of renewable energies by providing solutions for energy industrial players and utilities.
- We offer solutions for lightweight construction that steer building design towards much less carbon-intensive options compared to traditional construction.
- 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.