Saint-Gobain has a key role to play in combating climate change by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions and proposing solutions to improve energy efficiency. For several years, Saint-Gobain has been engaged in reducing the CO2 emissions of its industrial and distribution activities, materials supply, tertiary buildings, products and services. Saint-Gobain aims to cut its energy consumption by 15% and its total CO2 emissions by 20% by 2025. All Company Activities work daily to achieve these targets.
Saint-Gobain’s contribution to the energy transition can also be found in its core business: develop solutions enabling its customers to build or renovate buildings that are energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy and attractive, while conserving natural resources.
Today, buildings account for 40% of the world’s energy consumption and 38% of greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries. Saint-Gobain provides thermal insulation and insulating glazing which on average after just three months’ use offsets the emissions from its production. After that, the savings grow: it is estimated that Saint-Gobain solutions produced and sold in Europe in 2014 would, across their entire lifespan, offset about 90 times the Company’s 2014 greenhouse gas emissions.