Germany and Austria go 100% renewable

12/14/2020

In these two countries, Saint-Gobain has committed to all its plants and offices using green electricity by 2023-2024. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions to 30%.

Germany and Austria go 100% renewable

In Austria, Saint-Gobain is marking an important step in its drive to reduce its carbon footprint. The Group has just signed a contract for the supply of hydroelectric power so that all of its electricity needs will be covered by renewable energies. This decision, which is part of the Group's roadmap to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050, will reduce CO2 emissions by almost a third.

The Group has also just signed a promising hydroelectric power supply contract in Germany. This will increase the share of renewable energies to 60% by 2021, 75% in 2022 and it will then rapidly reach 100%. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 25%.

"For Saint-Gobain, sustainability is an elementary component of our corporate strategy," emphasizes Raimund Heinl, CEO of Saint-Gobain Germany and Austria. "The switch to green electricity is therefore another important and consistent step in our contribution to achieving the ambitious climate targets." With this commitment, Saint-Gobain also wants to give an important signal to its suppliers, customers and the entire industrial sector.