Malvern-based Saint-Gobain and its subsidiary, CertainTeed, have recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, writes Liz Carey for the Pennsylvania Business Report.
The challenge encourages companies and organizations to lower greenhouse gas emissions across their portfolio by 25 percent or more over the next decade.
Saint-Gobain has already set an even more ambitious goal through its new global strategy, Grow and Impact, to reduce its global greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.
“We will continue to challenge ourselves to look for ways to maximize our company’s positive impact for our customers and the communities where we do business while minimizing our environmental footprint,” said Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed.
He said that the construction and building products industries have a crucial role to play in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, as 40 percent of global CO2 emissions come from the construction sector.
“With this in mind, we are thrilled to partner with the Department of Energy as we work to meet these ambitious goals and encourage other companies, especially in our own industry and value chain, to join us in taking this important pledge,” he said.
Read more about the challenge in the Pennsylvania Business Report.