Glaston is committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets

Glaston is committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets
Photo source
Glaston Corporation

Date: 14 April 2023

Glaston sees the promotion of sustainable development as an opportunity.

Glaston has delivered a letter of commitment to the international Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative and has started working on near-term company-wide emissions reduction targets in line with the SBTi’s criteria. The new targets will be submitted to the SBT climate organization for validation and they cover the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from both Glaston’s own operations (Scope 1 & 2) and the whole supply chain (Scope 3).

One of the focus areas in Glaston’s strategy is sustainable business. Last year, the company took a major step forward in reducing its carbon footprint by achieving its first emissions reduction target: Reducing the CO2 emissions from Glaston’s own operations by 50% in relation to net sales compared to the 2020 level.

The company is currently working on setting the next emissions target covering the emissions from the entire value chain. In line with the SBT initiative, it will be determined in such a way that it supports the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. By signing the letter of commitment, Glaston has joined the growing number of companies that commit to setting science-based emissions reduction targets.

Focus on reducing the electricity consumption of products

Glaston sees the promotion of sustainable development as an opportunity, and as a frontrunner in its industry, the company wants to be involved in developing energy-efficient and carbon-neutral societies of the future.

Glass processed with Glaston’s machinery are used in the architectural glass, automotive glass, solar energy, and display industries. Most of the glass produced using the company’s technology is supplied to the construction industry.

“Glass plays a key role in achieving the energy efficiency targets for buildings in both new and renovation construction, and the technologies we have developed enable the production of more energy-efficient glass structures. In addition, tempered or heat-strengthened glass is a key component of solar panels, and thereby we are enabling the growth of solar energy and emission-free electricity production. As glass production processes consume electricity, commitment to the SBT initiative challenges us to develop even more energy-efficient equipment for our customers. Emissions in our value chain are increased particularly by the growth in the sales volume of the continuous mode solar glass processing equipment. On the other hand, it is precisely the end products of these processes, solar panels, that significantly contribute to the green transition. We also want to encourage our customers and suppliers to set themselves emissions reduction targets since working together is the only way we can achieve decisive results,” says Glaston’s CEO Anders Dahlblom.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the United Nations Global Compact, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Companies committed to the initiative set science-based emissions reduction targets for their operations in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which support measures to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

600450 Glaston is committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets

See more news about:

Others also read

Revision Weights & Dimensions Directive: A well-oriented first step that can be improved to increase sustainability and logistic efficiency
High-performance glazing could save up to 37% of the total energy consumption from the EU building stock by 2050!
Glass for Europe members strive to enhance vehicle cabin air conditioning efficiency through energy-efficient glazing products.
Read more about the company Peafowl Plasmonics and watch the interview at Step Change 2023 Base Camp in June.
Glaston communicated in its half-year financial report on 1 August 2023, that during the first half of 2023, signs of increasing market uncertainty and more cautious customer behavior were visible.
Today Glass for Europe has submitted its answers to a Commission’s consultation on the decarbonisation of the EU building stock.

Add new comment

From industry

Via dell'Industria 5
30010 Campagna Lupia VE


Glaston Corporation
Glaston Corporation
Glaston Corporation
Glaston Corporation