Contributing to the emergence of low-carbon economies capable of preserving the common good

Climate Action

 

  • for customers: we are committed, in conjunction with a number of private and public players, to increasing our positive contribution and to creating virtuous dynamics; 
  • for civil society: our goal is to encourage the emergence of a low-carbon economy in the countries in which we operate. 

In November 2020, we unveiled our CO2 roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality. It incorporates new targets for 2030 approved by the Science-Based Target initiative, which considers them to be aligned with Saint-Gobain’s net zero carbon commitment by 2050: 

- 33% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions between 2017 and 2030 in Scopes 1 and 2; 
- 16% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions between 2017 and 2030 in Scope 3.

Our strategy includes a transition to a low-carbon economy through risk management and the expansion of our markets, including through the identification of new opportunities. The implementation and results of this strategy are included in scenarios to limit global warming to under 1.5°C;

  • for investors: we uphold the recommendations of the Task Force on Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The identification and assessment of risks and opportunities related to climate change is an integral part of Saint-Gobain’s global risk management and innovation processes. As such, we have identified ten risks and five strategic opportunities related to climate change. Each risk and opportunity affects each segment of the Group’s value chain differently, from the extraction of raw materials to their end of life.
  • for regulatory authorities: The Group takes part in the public debate on climate change; 
  • for suppliers: we are continuing our Scope 3 assessment process and encourages suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint through the Responsible Purchasing policy. In 2020, the responsible purchasing process was linked to Saint-Gobain’s “Net Zero Carbon” roadmap for the assessment and reduction of Scope 3 emissions

SDG TARGETS

13.1: Number of sites with environmental certification (ISO 14001 and/or EMAS)

13.1: Monitoring of the target of reducing CO2 emissions (scope 1+2) in absolute terms by 33% between 2017 and 2030 (SBTi validation)

13.1: Monitoring the goal to reduce SO2 emissions by 20% between 2010 and 2025

Other indicators

TCFD 2020

CO2 Roadmap