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BEYOND 2020, the next edition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference,
has a new Gold Sponsor: Saint-Gobain.

Enhancing the well-being of all, by engaging ourselves in favor of our planet is at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s mission.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that improve the comfort of each of us in our daily lives and the future of all. The Group aims to meet today’s individual requirements for comfort, performance, safety and aesthetics. It also aims to take up the collective challenges of the future, from construction to sustainable mobility, from population growth to climate change.
With an overall commitment to ensuring their activities, employees and partners are jointly involved in building a more sustainable and equitable world and a concrete commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Saint-Gobain joins BEYOND 2020 as a Gold Sponsor.
“Another extraordinary partner has joined us in the journey towards a more sustainable built environment” says Holger Wallbaum, Professor in Sustainable building at Chalmers University of Technology and Chair of BEYOND 2020. “Saint-Gobain’s is a very real example of how companies in the building sector can advocate for sustainable construction and thus contribute in making sustainability a mainstream practice in the built environment”.

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain says: “The contribution of buildings to global greenhouse gas emissions is huge. Developing and implementing roadmaps to decarbonise the built environment is crucial. This will be achieved first of all through highly energy efficient buildings, both new and existing, and through a complete rethinking of the design of buildings. It must be based on low carbon solutions across the whole lifecycle, including reduction of the impact of building materials when produced.”

The contribute by Saint-Gobain will certainly inspire other companies in the building sector (and beyond) and serve as a trigger for positive change ahead.

We will be honored to welcome you in Gothenburg in June 2020.
/BEYOND 2020 Organising Committee