SAINT-GOBAIN COMMITS TO NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050
Today in New York City, as part of the Climate Action Summit conveyed by the
General Secretary of the United Nations, Saint-Gobain signs the pledge of the
Global Compact "Business ambition for 1.5°C", committing itself to reach
net-zero emissions by no later than 2050 in line with 1.5°C scenarios,
responding to what the latest climate science indicates is needed to limit the
worst impacts of climate change.
Saint-Gobain has responded to a call-to-action, issued by a broad coalition of
business, civil society and UN leaders, to make its contribution to keeping
global temperature increase within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Saint-Gobain will now work on interim targets and steps taking into account the
specificities of its processes and its investment cycles.
"Saint-Gobain designs, produces and distributes solutions that contribute
themselves to the reduction of CO2 emissions, including thermal insulation
solutions that promote energy efficiency. Within only three months, thanks to
energy savings, our insulation solutions compensate the CO2 emissions linked to
their production. The Group is already making a significant contribution to
improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions on its construction,
mobility and industry markets. With this commitment, Saint-Gobain goes one step
further to reduce its own impact. The 2050 vision is critical to drive our
medium and long-term investment policy as well as industrial roadmaps, R&D
programs, or product development strategy", says Pierre-André de Chalendar,
Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain.
Saint-Gobain is already committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 20% between
2010 and 2025. Various programs and tools have also already been implemented in
order to support this target, like for instance an internal price of carbon,
one for investments and one for R&D projects, to drive business decisions
towards low-carbon solutions.
Saint-Gobain is also one of 127 companies globally to be included in the 2018
"Climate Change A List" established by the global organization CDP. Its
environmental objectives for 2025 have been validated by the Science-based
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions
which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.
They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in
buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications.
They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of
sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
EUR41.8 billion in sales in 2018
Operates in 68 countries
More than 180,000 employees
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