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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Our purpose is to Make the World a Better Home. This acts as our compass and guides the actions across our business.

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME

Together with and for our customers, we design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions that have a positive impact on everyone's life and provide well-being, quality of life and performance, while caring for the planet. 

As a business we aim to address the major challenges facing humanity, namely, climate change, resource protection and inclusion. As we do this we are guided by a strong set of values. We carry out our business in compliance with our Principles of Conduct and Action and the humanist values that permeate our corporate culture. Listening, dialog, care, solidarity, trust and respect for difference are central to our commitment.

SG CSR Wheel

 

The greatest challenge for us all is halting climate change and protecting natural resources. Our contribution is two-fold. Reducing our own impacts and continuing to use our expertise, materials and solutions to reduce the impact buildings have on the planet. We are committed on both fronts and will report openly on our progress.

Mike Chaldecott, CEO, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland

WE TAKE ACTION ACROSS FOUR BROAD AREAS:

TOP STORIES ON OUR SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS:

PROVIDING SOLUTIONS FOR ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS

When in use buildings are a major source of carbon emissions. Saint-Gobain products and solutions are designed to create better performing buildings that improve occupants health, wellbeing and reduce the need for heating. When combined they create a building fabric that significantly reduces heat loss and maintains a stable temperature all year round.

CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2050, 20% LESS CARBON BY 2025

As part of the Climate Action Summit, Saint-Gobain committed to join the fight to keep global temperature increase within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels with our 2050 carbon neutral commitment. We are working on interim targets, that build on those we already have in place to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2025.

TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES

For nearly 20 years we have developed partnerships with charities. Our current partnership with Barnardo's is dedicated to helping young people who leave care at 16 or 18, often with little support; more than 40% of whom do not go onto to employment, training or education.

THE NEW EMERGING REALITIES IN CONSTRUCTION

The construction industry is facing a time of unprecedented change. Thanks to external factors such as socio-demographic pressures and advances in technology there’s a host of challenges, and potential opportunities, unfolding for the sector. We've collaborated with a range of others in the industry to look at these trends and find out what are the major changes and which approach or tool is likely to become ‘the new normal’, and how will it affect our industry?

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