Building solutions provider charges ahead to a greener future

SAINT-Gobain UK & Ireland has signed a new partnership with charging manufacturer ROLEC to support the delivery of a 1,000 charger point network across the company’s sites, offices and retail branches over the next five years.

The agreement follows Saint-Gobain’s recent commitment to move all of its 3,200 company cars to fully electric by the end of 2023, investments in new Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) HGVs, and the roll out of electric mechanical handling equipment.

The 1,000 charging point network is in addition to Saint-Gobain’s vow to have an electric car charging point fitted at 3,200 company car drivers’ homes where they are able to accommodate a charging point.

Mike Chaldecott, CEO of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, said, “Our purpose is making the world a better home and reducing our carbon footprint is integral to this. We are committed to be net zero carbon by 2050 and meet additional science based targets by 2030 so it’s essential we act quickly where we can and accelerate the actions we’re taking to reduce the carbon footprint of our transportation and reduce the impact on the planet from our colleagues who need to drive for work.”

The 1,000 site charger network will allow colleagues and visitors to recharge whilst on-site with brands such as Jewson, British Gypsum, Gibbs & Dandy, Minster and all Saint-Gobain office locations.

Saint-Gobain will also be using Rolec’s charger management system, VendElectric, which will allow the business to control and manage the network.