Saint-Gobain signs climate change communiqué
Published:  24 September, 2009

FRANCE: International construction materials company Saint-Gobain has signed the Copenhagen Communiqué, a statement put together by the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders' Group which calls for an "ambitious, robust and equitable global deal on climate change that responds credibly to the scale and urgency of the crises facing the world today".

Over 500 businesses from across the globe have signed up to pledge their support for the initiative. The statement will today be officially handed over to UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon before being conveyed to governments around the world.

Peter Hindle MBE, chief executive of Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, commented: "The Copenhagen Communiqué recognises that many of the technologies required to combat climate change are available today, acknowledging that others can be developed if the right incentives are in place.

"Saint-Gobain supports this and is committed to investing heavily in the development of new products and technologies, offering a wide range of solutions designed to deliver sustainable construction and living environments.

"The benefits of taking decisive action to address future challenges facing society in terms of energy, housing and the environment now will far outweigh the long term cost of inaction and we hope that the Copenhagen Communiqué will encourage the governments of developed countries to embrace new technologies and innovations to create the conditions for change on a global scale."

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