Our journey to a greener future
As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we’re committed to becoming a net-zero carbon business by 2050. We’re leading several initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and increase the sustainability of our operations and the products we sell in line with our purpose of making the world a better home.
Hydrotreated vegetable oil lorries
We’re transitioning our HGV fleet to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) by the end of 2023. HVO is a biofuel that originates from vegetable oils and is set to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% compared to diesel. HVO also produces much cleaner emissions with fewer nitrous oxides, meaning improved air quality for our colleagues, customers and local community. Find out more in our video below.
Moving to more eco-friendly packaging solutions
We’re collaborating with our bag, film and tub manufacturers to reduce packaging wherever possible, switch to more recyclable solutions like paper and cardboard, and use at least 30% recycled plastic across primary, secondary and transport packaging.
We’re also improving the recycling and safe disposal information on our plastic packaging labels to make sure plastics that can be recycled are, and in a safe way. Clearer recycling information on pack informs users of how to dispose of product residues and recycle packaging safely, and our new eco stamp highlights where packaging has been made from recycled content.