Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is aiming to move its entire car fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023 to support its net-zero carbon commitment.
The construction materials company has recently taken delivery of 100 new Volkswagen ID.3 electric cars to help employees reduce their carbon footprint and vehicle related emissions.
Last year Saint-Gobain made a global commitment to be net zero carbon by 2050 and meet interim 2030 targets validated by the Science Based Initiative.
Since then, each of its businesses in the UK and Ireland have been developing roadmaps to set out how it will achieve this goal.
The company has also formed a Net Zero Carbon Colleague Assembly, made up of more than 40 staff, who engage and challenge the business to meet its commitments and help inform investment decisions made by the firm to reduce emissions.
Mike Chaldecott, CEO of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland said: “While we have been acting to reduce our environmental impact for a number of years our commitment to net zero carbon and our purpose of making the world a better home are now right at the centre of what we do and how we do it.”
Ian Berrill, Transport & Supply Chain Solutions Director for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland added: “This agreement with Volkswagen is just one step we will be taking on our journey to reduce the carbon from our transport activities.
“With a car fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles we intend to act as quickly as we can in switching our fleet to fully electric and hybrid and helping our colleagues with this change for example by installing charging points at their homes.”