Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development

Download our latest 2021 Sustainable Development Review

Saint-Gobain PAM UK is serious about its role in preserving the environment. The company has an active environmental policy, which has recently been updated, and encourages its employees to play a participative role in environmental control. We will demonstrate our commitment to these values by the implementation of an environmental management system in accordance with the principles of BS EN ISO 14001. Saint-Gobain PAM UK works closely with legislative bodies, such as the Environment Agency, in monitoring and measuring its industrial activity.

 

The company's products are also truly recyclable - taking scrap iron and metal, re-heating and turning it into new products such as ductile iron pipes, fittings, access covers and cast iron gutters and down pipes.

  • We have continued to decrease carbon emissions, achieving 23.97% COequivalent reduction compared to 2010, and we are working towards our target of continous reduction year on year and to be Net Carbon Zero across all aspects of the business by 2050

  • Our Ilkeston site has reduced carbon emissions by 85% since 2010, and 99.5% of waste is currently recycled

  • At our Telford site, there has been zero waste to landfill since January 2019, with all waste being recycled

  • At our Holwell site, almost 1,000 tonnes less was sent to (our own) landfill in 2020 compared to 2019

  • Our achievements are independently audited under the Achilles Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS). In 2020 we successfully retained our CEMARS gold standard (based on a 5-year trend)

 
As the majority of its products are used in the water and waste-water industry, Saint-Gobain PAM UK has an important stake in the environment of the nation. As water companies invest billions in replacing worn out pipelines and building new water treatment works, our products are playing a vital role in maintaining and renewing the infrastructure for securing clean healthy water.
 
See below how we strive to create a sustainable, safe and efficient society through our policies and practices.
Saint-Gobain PAM UK, a world leader in complete pipeline systems for the water cycle, integrates a socially responsible attitude into its operations. Sustainable development is central to its corporate culture.
LCA provides an effective method for assessing the environmental impacts of a product
EPD enables use to compare environmental credentials of identical products tested to the same methodology
We are accredited CEMARS Gold Standard
Our latest environmental policy outlines our vision to develop and embed a commitment to improving the environment through the actions of our people, the development of our operations and in the provision of product and service solutions to support our customers’ environmental targets and performance.
We are committed to a future of sustainable development
Health & Safety Policy
Our commitment to quality
Saint-Gobain PAM UK in the community
Saint-Gobain sets out its values in its General Principles of Conduct and Action which is applied in every business and adherence to these principles are a requirement to being part of the Saint-Gobain group.
We are committed to a future of sustainable development

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Saint-Gobain PAM UK, a world leader in complete pipeline systems for the water cycle, integrates a socially responsible attitude into its operations. Sustainable development is central to its corporate culture.