Saint-Gobain Cultilene (Cultilene for short) is part of the French multinational Saint-Gobain, a leading global supplier in light and sustainable construction. The group has a presence in 75 countries and has eight R&D centres. Worldwide, the group’s 166,000 employees produce a turnover of €44.2 million per year.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. These solutions are found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and sustainability while meeting the challenges of the decarbonization of the world of construction and industry, the preservation of resources and rapid urbanization.
Saint-Gobain plays a key role in combating climate change. The sustainable products and services it sells in one year (72% of sales) avoid 1,300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over their lifetime. Saint-Gobain has set itself the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 33%, using 100% recycled packaging and reducing non-recycled waste by 80% by 2030 (compared to 2017 levels) and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Saint-Gobain is a pioneer in sustainability and is a co-signatory of various international treaties. Cultilene is therefore also closely involved in these agreements. These treaties relate to issues that also affect Dutch horticulture on a daily basis and are opportunities for the sector to distinguish itself. Examples include the international water covenant on emission-free growing, and the sector’s goal of achieving energy-neutral production in new greenhouses by 2020. Or the agreements made at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, of which Saint-Gobain was an official partner.