Saint-Gobain Recognized for its Fight Against Climate Change
Saint-Gobain was recognized this year for leadership in the fight against climate change by the CDP, a global environmental non-profit organization. For the second year in a row, Saint-Gobain made the “Climate Change A List”, among 283 companies out of more than 15,000 companies that answered the CDP’s 2022 Climate Change questionnaire.
What the Group says
“This achievement is proof of the company’s consistent actions in terms of sustainability. It demonstrates that the whole group is mobilized to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with our purpose ‘Making the World a Better Home’," says Claire Pedini, senior vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility at Saint-Gobain.
How will they do it?
To reach this objective, Saint-Gobain has set a 2030 roadmap targeting a reduction in CO2 emissions of 33 percent for scopes 1 and 2, and of 16 percent for scope 3, compared with 2017, targets validated in 2020 by the Science Based Targets initiative, or SBTi. In September of this year, the SBTi also validated Saint-Gobain’s net-zero carbon commitment by 2050.
More about Saint-Gobain's sustainability goals
Saint-Gobain made several world firsts, including the first-ever zero-carbon production of flat glass in France. The Group also strengthened its position in construction chemicals through the acquisition of Chryso and GCP, whose products make a significant difference in decarbonizing the construction industry.
In addition to the Climate CDP, Saint-Gobain has also received an “A-” for its transparency on water security, confirming its commitment to reduce by 2030 its water withdrawal by 50 percent compared to 2017 and to achieve a zero water discharge in areas suffering from extremely high water stress.
CDP rates companies and allocates a score of A to D- based on its assessment of the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.