This confirmation of the group's long-term commitments to achieve both direct and indirect net carbon emissions across its entire value chain by 2050 allows it to further refine its carbon neutral roadmap. This means a reduction in CO2 emissions of at least 90% in the three areas by 2050, with additional projects planned for sequestration for the remaining emissions.
"Saint-Gobain is very proud that our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets have been approved by the SBTi to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. For Saint-Gobain, social and environmental responsibility is a long-term commitment and a continuous process towards excellence. This recognition confirms Saint-Gobain's commitment to the fight against climate change, with the aim of maximizing the Group's positive impact on its customers and minimizing its own environmental footprint," says Claire Pedini, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Social Affairs Saint-Gobain Corporate Responsibility.
Saint-Gobain's commitment to reduce its direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 33% in absolute terms from 2017 to 2030 and its Scope 3 emissions, which are mainly related to purchasing and transport, by 16 % was already confirmed by the SBTI in November 2020.
The group will continue to accelerate its roadmap, notably through improvements in energy efficiency, lightening of products, increase in recycled content and use of green energy, to align its goals with the most challenging trajectory of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C bring.
1 Emerging from a collaboration between CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resource Institute (WRI), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and as one of the commitments of the We Mean Business coalition, the Science Based Targets initiative defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting and independently evaluates and approves business targets to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
About Saint Gobain
Saint-Gobain is a global leader in lightweight and sustainable construction, developing, manufacturing and selling materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, lightweight construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed in a continuous innovation process and offer sustainability and performance. The group's commitment is based on its goal of "MAKING THE WORD A BETTER HOME".
- 44.2 billion euros turnover in 2021
- 166,000 employees, locations in 76 countries
- Commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
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