Sustainability: Building better for people and the planet

Sustainability at Weber

As part of Saint-Gobain's wider sustainability mission to become carbon net zero by 2050, Weber UK & Ireland has its own sustainability targets to become a more sustainable construction materials business.

Our sustainability pillars & roadmap

Sustainability Pillar 1: Carbon & Climate

Carbon & Climate

Increasing our energy efficiency and use of renewable energies, as well as reducing our embodied carbon emissions.

Sustainability Pillar 2: Resources & Cicularity

Resources & Circularity

Circular economy means reducing use of non-renewable resources, reducing our freshwater consumption, increasing lifetime and use rate, and reducing the amount of non-recovered construction and demolition waste.

Sustainability Pillar 3: Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Developing products that enrich lives and support good health & wellbeing, focusing on reducing business travel by adopting new ways of working and promoting mental health and wellbeing.

Sustainability roadmap

Latest sustainability news

Weber UK

Why we don’t offset our emissions

Recently it has become widespread for companies big and small to offset their emissions to advertise their efforts towards becoming carbon neutral.
This sounds like a cause we should all be a part ...

What is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)?

What is an EPD?

You may have heard the term "EPD" used a lot recently, but what does it mean and why are they needed?

Weber UK

eHome2: How Saint-Gobain Weber is contributing to the future of housebuilding

As part of Saint-Gobain’s vision to be the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction and to understand how sustainable housing can be delivered at scale using construction solutions ...

Sustainability Roles at Weber

Sustainability roles at Weber

The role of sustainability is part of everyone’s job at Weber, but there are a number of new roles where this specialism, experience and focus on improving our green credentials have been ...

Our pledge to sustainability

Our sustainability journey so far

We’re pleased to announce various actions have already taken place across our target pillars of Carbon & Climate, Resources & Circularity, and Health & Wellbeing.

Brand Mission

Our pledge to sustainability

Our commitment as a group to carbon neutrality by 2050 is rooted in a long history of reducing our environmental impact. It is inseparable from our ambition to provide customers with solutions to help...

Locally sourced, locally made

Reduced carbon footprint

Reduced carbon footprint

The fewer miles your products clock up on their way to you, the less damage they are doing to the environment. Manufacturing locally rather than using imported materials significantly decreases the mileage a product has to travel and in turn, the fuel required. 

Saint-Gobain has just committed to net-zero carbon emissions by no later than 2050 responding to what the latest climate science indicates is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change, so we are working hard to meet sustainability targets in order to improve the environment

Less risk in supply chain

Less risk in supply chain

Brexit-related uncertainty and changes in the value of the pound have provided more than a few sleepless nights for business owners over the past few years. Most businesses will feel some vulnerability, but those that work with manufacturers in the UK have fewer risks associated with their supply chain as they don’t need to import their materials or products.   With 84% of our raw materials sourced in the UK* we have removed a lot of the potential issues for our customers.

*84% by volume of raw materials and packaging are supplied by UK companies

Shorter lead times

Shorter lead times

The main reason we can produce products faster is because the materials spend a lot less time being transported to us and then after manufacture - less time in transit to our customer base.  A recent example of this in action was when less than 24 hours after an emergency order to supply materials to the Toddbrook Reservoir was placed, more than 8,600 bags of Saint-Gobain Weber technical mortar products were on site to help secure the failing dam. 

We have a variety of delivery options to suit all needs from next day to a weekly Milk Run across the UK and Ireland. The milk run allows us to consolidate smaller deliveries for our customers in each region, meaning we can deliver as efficiently as possible, free of charge whilst reducing our CO2 footprint.

The Weber difference

Customer care

Customer care

The strength of the relationship you have with your customers often boils down to how easily you can communicate with them. Being able to meet in person and have a clear, two-way conversation are benefits of working with Weber. 

We have contacts across the country for when only face-to-face will work and a full team of advisors available at the end of a phone!

Product origin

Product origin

Customers care about where their products come from. Using UK suppliers helps to give them peace of mind that the products have been manufactured to a high, ethical standard. Saint-Gobain UK is committed to take steps to eradicate modern slavery in our supply chain. 

Construction has the second highest rate of modern slavery and we have a duty to play our part in helping to address this, to recognise the signs and eliminate it.

Training and onsite support

Training and onsite support

Weber does not only sell products but the complete solution including the services that go with the products such as onsite support and training

Our team of regional Applications Managers and the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy network allows us to reach our customers providing specifiers, developers and contractors with substantial support before, during and after contract periods.

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