Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the well-being of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption and 38 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries. Saint-Gobain, as an energy efficient solution provider, is fully part of the solutions to the climate change challenge. One of the best responses to environmental challenges, particularly climate change, is greater energy efficiency, through construction and thermal renovation of buildings. Improving energy efficiency makes a direct impact on energy consumption, therefore reducing CO2 emissions. By joining the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, the Group continues to act with commitment and determination to demonstrate that decarbonisation of society is compatible with continued economic growth.