Since acquiring 100 Volkswagen 1D.3 all-electric vehicles in the UK, as well as Ireland Saint-Gobain, is ramping up its renewables profile, promising to turn the whole 3,000-car collection to electric as well as a hybrid by the completion of 2023. “For any company, the change needed is enormous,” stated Mike Chaldecott, Chief executive of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland. “But we are absolutely dedicated to being competitive in rendering our operations net-zero and helping customers in several various ways with their transformation journeys.”
Ian Berrill, Director of Transport & Supply Chain Solutions, said that the deal with VW is only one phase in the company’s efforts to curb carbon emissions and that charging stations will be installed at colleagues’ residences. Invenergy, a leading privately owned multinational developer and provider of renewable energy technologies, recently signed a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Saint-Gobain in the United States for 120MW of 250MW Blooming Grove Wind Farm capability in McLean County, Illinois, that recently began operations.
The deal is a significant step toward the Group’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The related Renewable Energy Certificate System (RECS) offsets 40% of Saint-CO2 Gobain’s pollution from power in the United States, culminating in a 21% decrease in the company’s total carbon footprint (scope 1 and 2) in the United States.
The share of renewable energy in Saint-Gobain’s global electricity demand will double in the year 2021, from 18.9 percent in 2020, thanks to this deal and other ongoing programs. In France, the organization is also expanding the Renov’up platform, which aims to promote building energy renovation creativity. In three stages, chosen candidates will be able to validate their proposals and obtain assistance in improving them, the first of which is available until May.
The establishment of a Net Zero Carbon Colleague Assembly, composed of over 40 colleagues who will both participate and challenge the company to fulfill their obligations and help guide investment choices made by the business to mitigate pollution, is another step to facilitate its transformation.
Saint-Gobain has agreed to a fleet of electric and hybrid cars in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland plans to convert the whole automotive fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023 to promote its net-zero emission pledge and its mission of Making the World a Better Home. While tackling the complexities of sustainable development, resource efficiency, and climate change, Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland offer luxury, results, and protection.