Saint-Gobain // Universal Registration Document 2021

3 An efficient and responsible Group Maximize the contribution for the planet and communities SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 82 Strategy 2.1.2 Saint-Gobain’s objective is to contribute to a just and sustainable transition towards a low-carbon economy. The implementation and results of this strategy are integrated into scenarios that limit global warming to below a 1.5° C rise, so that they are aligned with the Paris Agreement. This requires both risk management and the development of the Group’s markets, including by identifying new opportunities. Therefore, Saint-Gobain is focusing its action plans around the following areas: minimizing its carbon footprint by reducing emissions ■ in its operations (scopes 1 and 2) and emissions linked to its value chain (scope 3): the "carbon 2030" roadmap represents the Group's action plan to achieve the CO2 emission reduction targets validated by the SBTi on the road to carbon neutrality. In addition to the Group's roadmap, the countries and Business Units have developed local roadmaps. With regard to other environmental issues such as biodiversity and water, Saint-Gobain has set itself targets and has tools to limit the pressure it exerts on the environment (see this chapter, section 3.3.2); solutions that contribute positively to the environment, i.e. solutions that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is thanks to innovation and the evaluation of the performance of solutions (see this chapter, section that the Group is able to increase its carbon profits and adapt its offering to new opportunities, linked to a just, sustainable and low-carbon transition; maximizing the impact of its solutions, through the ■ implementation of the Sustainable Solutions for Growth program (see this chapter, section 3.4.4): the design, production and distribution of high-performance identification and creation of opportunities, in ■ collaboration with global and local players; identification, assessment and management of risks: in ■ response to climate risks, acting as close as possible to the territories (countries, regions, etc.) allows the Group to rely on resilient local ecosystems that are more favorable to the development of a low-carbon economy. The ability to forge local partnerships is an asset in risk management. The fight against climate change requires cooperation among all stakeholders, particularly governments, companies and civil society around a stringent international framework. In addition, Saint-Gobain’s organizational structure is based on a unique combination of local and global, which makes it possible to benefit from new opportunities that meet local needs while being part of global dynamics, especially in terms of energy-efficient building renovation and the development of lightweight construction (see chapter 2, section 3.1).