The withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement has raised questions about the role sustainability plays and will play in the future of the environment, but also in the development of the world’s economy.
At Saint-Gobain, we believe sustainability is the future. But sustainability goes far beyond climate change – it demands for a significant reduction in the resource intensity of our economies, in particular by accelerating the transition towards a more circular economy.
The construction and maintenance of buildings and other structures is responsible for around half of UK carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, around 10% of UK emissions are associated with the manufacture and transport of construction materials, and the construction process.
This is why it’s up to the construction industry to lead the development of a circular economy and make it a success, by creating solutions that are much more based on performance, as wished by the users of a building, and avoiding all unnecessary materials.
Saint-Gobain is committed to minimise the environmental impact of its manufacturing and distribution operations, promoting sustainability best practices across its supply chain.
As the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, Saint-Gobain is also devoted to encouraging the debate around sustainability and to develop eco-innovative products and solutions that help provide buildings that are sustainable, but also comfortable and healthy living environments.