Responsible Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing

 

As part of Saint-Gobain Glass UK’s commitment to Responsible Sourcing, we have a number of metrics which we constantly assess our performance against. These metrics concern our environment, both locally and globally, taking into account the amount of CO2 that we use, the amount of waste we send to landfill and our water usage across the site as well as improving our interaction with the local community.

 

Our aim is to reduce our impact on the environment year-on-year, from reducing our CO2 to increasing the amount we recycle.

 

As such, we have become the first glass manufacturer in the UK to be awarded the coveted BES 6001 accreditation “Very Good” standard for our responsible sourcing of materials. View our accreditation here.

 

 

 

CO2 Reductions:

Our aim is to reduce our carbon footprint through CO2 by 6% compared to 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Water Reductions:

Our aim is to reduce our water usage across our factory by 6% compared to 2010.

 

 

 

 

Waste Reductions:

Our aim is to improve our recycling across our factory and reduce waste to landfill by 10% compared to 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Helping the Community:

As part of our commitment to our local community, we participate in STEM fairs, school visits and work placements at SGGUK.

 

 

 

 

Cullet Returns:

Using recycled cullet has a positive effect on the environment and the reduction of manufacturing energy usage; but collecting it efficiently is a significant challenge.
 
For this reason, in 2001, Saint-Gobain Glass UK created an innovative cullet return scheme, which enables the utilisation of over 35% recycled material in the manufacture of float glass - more than any other float glass producer.