LCAs

World's first glassmaker to have performed Life Cycle Assessments

 

We are the only business in the glass sector to have performed Life Cycle Assessments, and to have embarked on such a rigorous environmental strategy. 

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) allows to quantify a product’s environmental footprint, in accordance with international standards (ISO 14 040 and 14 044). It studies two major aspects: 

  • all stages of the Life Cycle of the product: from raw material extraction to the end-of-life stage, via manufacturing;
  • all environmental impacts generated by the product: CO2 emissions, energy consumption, water consumption, air pollution...
Our Life Cycle Assessments assess the impact of glazing and mirrors, manufactured by Saint-Gobain Glass and transformed by Glassolutions, during their whole lifetime, including utilization. The results of a Life Cycle Assessment are presented in the form of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This Environmental Product Declaration contains a lot of tables, such as the summary table showed below.