In order to be consistent with our commitments in terms of sustainable development, we have decided to adopt an eco-design approach for our Website.
Responsible digital technology at SAINT-GOBAIN
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. This is the profound ambition of our purpose: to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live.
Digital technology is also a tremendous lever for consuming less energy more efficiently.
We will continue to grow and innovate through digital technologies. And we will do so responsibly.
Our digital tools are therefore constantly evolving with regard to:
- the respect of personal data;
- its accessibility;
- its carbon footprint.
An eco-design approach
With eco-design we aim for digital efficiency: "our tools must achieve their goal using as few resources as possible".
Since the last years, we have undertaken structural changes on the SAINT-GOBAIN.com site, with the aim of making our pages consistent with this approach to reducing their carbon footprint.
This has been carried out in several stages and in accordance with different approaches:
- A "dark mode", more environmentally-friendly option saving on terminal and screen battery use.
- reducing the number of elements that make up the structure of our web pages;
- optimising fonts;
- reducing the number of steps to move from one point to another;
- optimising network queries;
- optimising the management of our CMS, the tool that distributes our pages;
- No video hosted directly on our servers
- No Newsletters sent from our Website
This work has a positive impact on the time spent on our site, on the bandwidth used to browse, on server storage, and on its accessibility.
Measuring the results of our approach
To objectify our approach, we use measurement tools.
These tools analyse each of our pages and give us an eco-design score.
Among other things, we use the Website Carbon Calculator
and EcoIndex tool developed by the Green IT, the collective for sustainable computing.
Since beginning our work, we are proud to have made significant progress with respect to our score. And we wish to continue this work to achieve the best possible efficiency.