Sustainability on the agenda at Saint-Gobain

Environmental manager Jayne Kennell with Simply Cups mascot ‘Cupbert’ and ISO standards specialist Angie Wright

SAINT-Gobain has teamed up with collection and recycling service Simply Cups to help recycle 5000 coffee cups a week that previously ended up in landfill.

Employees at the firm’s UK and Ireland head office have also been issued with reusable water bottles to remove the need for plastic cups to be used for cold drinks.

Jayne Kennell, environment manager for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland explained, “These changes will drastically reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill from our offices and contribute to the overall sustainability of our business.

“As a large company, employing 170,000 people across 69 countries, including 17,000 here in the UK, we have a responsibility to make positive steps towards reducing our impact on the environment.”

Electric car charging points have also been installed at offices in Coventry, East Leake and Southampton, with other sites to follow. Some locations will utilise electric pool cars and the company will be trialling converting fleet cars to electric models.