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Saint-Gobain set its SBTs in 2019, with the aim of reducing its absolute GHG emissions by 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030, compared to its baseline year of 2017. These targets are in line with the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees.

To achieve these targets, Saint-Gobain has implemented several initiatives aimed at reducing its energy consumption and increasing its use of renewable energy sources. These initiatives include energy-efficient building design and the implementation of energy management systems in its facilities. The company also works with suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and supply chain.

In addition to its efforts to reduce GHG emissions, Saint-Gobain also strives to minimise its waste, water usage, and air pollution. The company has implemented a waste reduction program that includes the reuse and recycling of materials, and it has set targets for reducing water usage and air emissions from its operations.

The adoption of SBTs by Saint-Gobain highlights the company's commitment to sustainability and its efforts to contribute to the global effort to address climate change. By setting ambitious and science-based targets, Saint-Gobain is demonstrating its leadership in the construction and building materials sector and inspiring other companies to follow its example.

"I am proud to be part of a company that has set ambitious Science Based Targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Our commitment to sustainability not only aligns with global efforts to address climate change but also demonstrates our responsibility towards the environment and the communities we operate in. Through our initiatives aimed at reducing energy consumption and waste, we strive to create a more sustainable future for all." - Says Estie van Zyl the Sustainability Manager for Saint-Gobain Africa

In conclusion, Saint-Gobain's adoption of SBTs for sustainability is a significant step towards a more sustainable future. By setting ambitious targets and implementing initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, the company is demonstrating its commitment to addressing the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.