Reducing our ecological footprint is a core concern and Saint-Gobain Glass is the first glass manufacturer to subject its products to a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Protecting the environment means knowing and improving our ecological footprint on a daily basis:
– reducing our consumption of energy, water, raw materials, CO2 emissions at production stage
– strengthening the thermal performance of our glazing during use
– working on recycling our products at the end of their life.
By studying all environmental impacts generated (CO2 emissions, energy and water consumption, air pollution etc) Saint-Gobain Glass uses LCA as a means to assess the ecological footprint at every stage in the product’s life.
Life Cycle Assessment is the most comprehensive way of assessing the environmental footprint of a product and using it allows Saint-Gobain Glass to eco-innovate creating new glazing products, which are even more planet-friendly, from design stage to disposal. It is based on a three step process;
1. an approach based on international standards (ISO), known and acknowledged by all;
2. rigorous and scientific calculations verified by an independent third party;
3. the most comprehensive level of environmental assessment covering all stages in the glass life cycle and all environmental impacts.