A committed partner
When it comes to collaborations for a more sustainable built environment, Saint-Gobain is active in several major organizations, including the Green Building Councils (GBC).
Saint-Gobain & the Green Building Councils (GBC)
At Saint-Gobain, we have built a strong relationship with the Green Building Councils (GBCs) around the world. We are worldwide, one of the bigger, if not the biggest, partner of the Green Building Councils.
We are member of more than 35 countries GBC worldwide and in the Nordic and Baltic region we participate in all seven countries and are board member in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Latvia.
Finally we contribute to World GBC strategy as chair of the Corporate Advisory Board.
Other global collaborations
We believe that more collaboration is needed if we are to achieve a more sustainable world. At Saint-Gobain, partnerships are at the heart of our sustainability engagement.
We are a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with a particular involvement in WBCSD initiatives relating to climate change, building energy efficiency (BEE), sustainable cities, and the circular economy.
We are one of the members of the Global Alliance for Building and Construction that was launched at COP21.
The initiative aims to mobilize all stakeholders to scale up climate actions in the sector. We are also committed to play our part in the 2°C trajectory defined at COP 21. This is why we are working on a roadmap enabling the assessment of Saint-Gobain's contribution to the decarbonization of the construction sector. This roadmap will allow determining indicators and objectives for the Science Based Target (SBT) commitment.
We are also involved international campaigns such as the Renovate Europe campaign.
Locally, innovative projects emerge and actors unite to work on solutions for the future. At Saint-Gobain Nordic, we are eager to be involved in those forward looking projects
For example we are an active member of the REBUS (Renovating Buildings Sustainably) project in Denmark. This collaborative project is aimed at social housing buildings and targets are to reduce energy consumption in the existing building stock by minimum 50%, achieve reduction in resource usage by 30%, and increase productivity 20% by industrializing building renovations, and at the same time ensure a good and healthy life inside the buildings.
In Denmark, we also participated in the Green Solution House development, as a strategic partner supplying sustainable solutions.
We have also collaborated with the NGO Turning Tables on their Container Lab mobile recording studio that was sent on tour in socially deprived neighborhoods and refugee centers all across Denmark.