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  • Saint-Gobain has started producing very low carbon siding in the United States
  • Reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 96% across three manufacturing sites

Courbevoie, France —  Saint-Gobain, a leading manufacturer of building materials, has announced a significant stride in sustainable manufacturing with the launch of its low-carbon siding production in the United States.

This exterior cladding serves multiple purposes: it protects the building from the elements, provides insulation, and also contributes to the aesthetic appeal of the structure.

The initiative, which has successfully achieved a dramatic 96% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions, marks a major milestone in the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

The innovative production process, characterized by complete electrification, has been implemented across three key American production sites: McPherson in Kansas, Social Circle in Georgia, and Williamsport in Maryland.

The utilization of 100% renewable electricity sources is a cornerstone of this environmentally-conscious manufacturing strategy.

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Saint-Gobain’s long-term vision encompasses the achievement of net-zero carbon emissions (Scope 1 and 2) across all its U.S. siding facilities in the coming years.

This ambition is part of a broader, strategic shift towards sustainability and aligns with the company’s global environmental goals.

Complementing this initiative are three Power Purchase Agreements, already in effect, which are set to cover over 70% of Saint-Gobain’s total electricity consumption for its North American production sites by 2025.

These agreements are pivotal in supporting the company’s transition to renewable energy sources and reducing its overall carbon footprint.

In summary, Saint-Gobain’s new low-carbon siding production in the U.S. represents a groundbreaking achievement in sustainable manufacturing.

This initiative not only demonstrates the company’s commitment to reducing environmental impact but also sets a new standard in the building materials industry.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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