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CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED® CERTIFICATION V4.0

 

In the current landscape, the construction sector stands as one of the primary contributors to resource consumption and carbon emissions. As a glass manufacturer, we deeply understand the significant environmental footprint of this sector and we are resolute in our commitment to playing a role in actively mitigating this impact. Our commitment to building better for people and the planet drives us to explore innovative approaches for continuously enhancing our solutions. To align seamlessly with our purpose, we have chosen to pursue the Cradle to Cradle Certified® (C2C Certified) V4.0 certification, as it closely matches our vision of responsible glass manufacturing.

 

 

WHAT IS CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED® CERTIFICATION?

The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard is a sustainable product certification program. The aim of this certification is to assess products based on their environmental and social impact throughout their entire lifecycle. It guarantees that materials meet rigorous sustainability standards to reduce their environmental impact. This program offers an extensive framework for evaluating materials and products on five essential sustainability categories.

 

These categories encompass:

 

- Material Health: to ensure that materials are safe for both humans and the environment

- Product Circularity: to promote circular economy through efficient design

- Clean Air & Climate Protection: to support clean energy and environmental protection

- Water & Soil Stewardship: to preserve natural resources

- Social Fairness: to foster equitable labour practices for communities to thrive

 

 

 

 

 

WHY DID WE CHOOSE TO PURSUE C2C CERTIFIED V4.0?

Pursuing C2C Certified V4.0 certification is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. Esteemed by stakeholders (architects, builders, facade makers…), C2C Certified certification is a multi-criteria imperative that establishes a strong standard for more sustainable products. It demands excellence across various aspects from material health to social fairness. Our pursuit of this certification contributes to our driving force, as we continuously elevate our processes and materials, to uphold the highest standards.

 

 

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS: THE FIRST GLASS PRODUCTS TO BE CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED® V4.0

Saint-Gobain Glass takes great pride in being the first glass manufacturer to hold the prestigious C2C Certified V4.0 certification on all five categories. The certified ranges are manufactured in Europe* and include Float glass & Magnetron Coated Glass, ORAÉ® & Magnetron coated ORAÉ® and STADIP® laminated glass.

 

C2C - Float & coated glass

 

 

C2C - ORAE

 

 

C2C - STADIP

 

 

 

 

 

ORAÉ® CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED® V4.0 BRONZE LEVEL, PLATINUM FOR PRODUCT CIRCULARITY

ORAÉ® is Cradle to Cradle Certified® V4.0 Bronze and has achieved Platinum in the product circularity criteria. Introduced in July 2022, our low-carbon glass has a carbon footprint of 6.64kg CO2 eq./m². Achieving this milestone can be attributed, in part, to our incorporation of a substantial amount of recycled glass content (64% as per ISO 14021:1999 standards). This figure has been validated through its third-party verified  Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and reflects a carbon footprint reduction of 42% compared to Saint-Gobain Glass European baseline for clear glass.                                             

                                                                   

C2C Bronze

 

 

*See details on the Product Registry on the C2C website here: https://c2ccertified.org/certifiedproducts. Saint-Gobain Glass products manufactured in our facilities of: Eggborough (UK), Aniche, Salaise-sur-Sanne (FR), Avilés (SP), Pisa (IT), Porz, Stolberg, Torgau (DE), Dąbrowa Górnicza (PL).

COOL-LITE® ORAÉ®
LOW-CARBON GLASS
COOL-LITE® XTREME

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