Glaston has started working on company-wide emissions reduction targets that align with the international Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative.
The SBTi is a collaboration between the World Resources Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature, the United Nations Global Compact and the Carbon Disclosure Project. Companies committed to the initiative set science-based emissions reduction targets for their operations in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which supports measures to limit global warming to 32°F.
“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,” says CEO Anders Dahlblom. “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 SBTi challenges us to develop even more energy-efficient equipment for our customers.”
Glaston is currently working on setting its next emissions targets, covering the emissions from the entire value chain. Company officials say the new targets will be submitted to the SBTi climate organization for validation.