Our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 is rooted in a long history of reducing our environmental impact. It is inseparable from our ambition to provide customers with solutions to help them decarbonize as well and to reduce their own environmental footprint. Our net zero carbon ambition is also a very concrete manifestation of our purpose, Making the world a better home.
KEY MILESTONES ON OUR CARBON Neutrality Journey
• By 2025, we aim to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 20% at iso-production compared to 2010.
• Five years after that, in 2030 we will reach even more ambitious targets, validated by Science-Based Targets, of:
- 33% reduction in scope 1 and 2 absolute emissions from a 2017 baseline*.
Today, Saint-Gobain pursues a range of methods to reduce our direct emissions on our sites (scope 1), indirect emissions mainly linked to the use of electricity (scope 2), and emissions upstream and downstream of our value chain (scope 3).
These methods include product design and new composition for materials, making industrial processes more energy efficient, moving our energy mix towards low-carbon and renewable sources, working with partners who supply raw material and those who transport our products to lower their emissions, and finally, investigating carbon capture and sequestration solutions for residual emissions.
On into the future, we adapt these methods to uncertainty - as new technologies, solutions and challenges emerge.
We use a scenario-based approach, looking at different technical options and the development of economic circumstances to be ready, by 2030, to make the decisive investment and development decisions to achieve our 2050 goals.
We see our goals in steps – the first being reductions in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025, and then further milestones for broader and even more ambitious reductions by 2030.
USING LESS CARBON-INTENSIVE DESIGNS & MATERIALS
• Lighter products, less carbon-intensive raw materials, finding more sustainable substitutions for existing materials, influencing our partners and transport networks to be less carbon efficient