NSG Group Joined the League of Champions Group of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP)

25 Aug 2023

NSG Group has joined the League of Champions group within the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP), the first in world's glass manufacturers.

SPP is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to accelerate the drive towards sustainable supply chains across industries and geographies. With more than 12,000 committed ambassadors, SPP fosters the positive impact of procurement worldwide. (Please refer: https://spp.earth/about-spp/spp-champions/)

SPP provides tools, knowledge, and a network to enable Procurement professionals to embed sustainability into their roles in whatever sector they operate. The SPP's League of Champions helps steer the movement's direction, empowering procurement leaders and their organisations to better engage and build capability on sustainability within their procurement functions.

"I am delighted to join this committed group of Chief Procurement Officers from peer companies and to collectively drive the future direction of Sustainability in global supply chains" commented John Wilgar Chief Procurement Officer of NSG Group. "By joining the League of Champions we gain access to best practices, research, benchmarking, and a network of experts to help shape NSG's strategy on sustainable supply chains. This step further emphasises NSG's commitment to addressing climate change and improving our world".

NSG Group has agreed to Science Based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction with a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by the year 2030 (versus 2018 baseline). This target also includes Scope 3 carbon emissions within NSG Group's supply chain.

Currently, the Group purchase materials, goods and services from more than 15,000 suppliers worldwide. In support of the Group's ESG goals, we aim to work with our suppliers to align with them on our principles and to encourage them to strive for the same goals we set ourselves.

To further strengthen this commitment, the Group is preparing a new Sustainable Supply Chain Charter to build a sustainable supply chain, in collaboration with our suppliers, NSG Group will continue to promote actions to realize a sustainable society.

About NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. and its group companies)

The NSG Group is the world's leading supplier of glass and glazing systems in the business areas of Architectural, Automotive and Creative Technology.

Architectural manufactures and supplies architectural glass as well as glass for the solar energy and other sectors.

Automotive serves the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket replacement (AGR) glazing markets.

Creative Technology comprises several discrete businesses, including lenses for printers and scanners, specialty glass fiber products such as glass cord for timing belts and glass flake, and Fine Glass products. https://www.nsg.com

Sustainability Targets of NSG Group

NSG Group is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 after the revision of the SBT certification obtained in 2019 with the goal of CO2 emission reduction by 2030, which was reviewed in 2021 and increased to 30% compared to 2018 and is working to achieve this goal. This new goal was certified by SBTi in May 2022, and we are promoting various activities to achieve a sustainable society and carbon neutrality in the future.

About Sustainability Initiatives: https://www.nsg.com/en/sustainability

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