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"In my last article (What does it take to become a customer centric company?) I developed what it takes to become a customer centric company: A pure organizational change is not enough – people and a change of culture are at the heart of a customer centric company.
But in order to really get there this change has to be accompanied by solid processes and a certain discipline!" Cordula Gudduschat, Vice President Marketing & Development at Saint-Gobain.
"Is industry 4.0 an unattainable Eldorado? Full of promise, this Industrial Revolution seems out of reach to many business leaders." Benoît d'Iribarne, Vice-President, Technology and Industrial Performance - Saint-Gobain.
"Are artificial intelligence (AI) and human resources (HR) compatible? Can algorithms really improve professions where the human dimension is crucial, given that its approach is by definition "technical”? I am convinced that AI and machine learning can lead to a step change for all HR professions. No". Claire Pedini, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Digital Transformation - Saint-Gobain.
"Let’s imagine that the built environment is becoming net zero carbon, resource efficient, healthy, inclusive and resilient." Emmanuel Normant, Vice President for sustainable development -Saint-Gobain.
"The quality of the relation between a company and its customers is symmetric to the quality of the relation of the company with its collaborators". Cordula Gudduschat, Vice President Marketing & Development at Saint-Gobain.
"Several days ago, I announced the commitment I am making on behalf of the Saint-Gobain Group: Achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050. This is in line with the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C." Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain Group.
"Empowerment and trust generate positive and powerful implementation, with teams quickly rolling out a shared decision enriched by all. Organizations learn from their failures and foster risk-taking and experimentation, which are vital to success. In a sense, managers are like mountain guides, leading their co-workers to a hard-to-reach summit that no-one would have attained alone. The team works like a roped party in which each person supports and complements one another on the basis of mutual trust." Benoit Bazin, COO - Saint-Gobain.
"Companies need to reinvent themselves and the younger generations are contributing to this movement. More than ever before, they expect personalized approaches that factor in each person’s individuality", Claire PEDINI, Senior Vice-President, in charge of Human Resources and Digital Transformation at Saint-Gobain.
"Today, anyone even remotely involved in industry will have heard of the concept of “Industry 4.0.", Benoit d'Iribarne, Vice President Industry Performance and Technology at Saint-Gobain.
"Imagine yourself at a job interview. Instead of rattling on about your smooth career path, you discuss your failures." Claire Pedini, Senior Vice-President, in charge of Human Resources and Digital Transformation - Saint-Gobain.
"The aviation industry is facing huge technical challenges: safety, reducing greenhouse gas emissions with, as a consequence, the increase in electrification and a continuing reduction in weight, connectivity both to improve passenger experience and to ensure the aircraft’s safety and sound maintenance.In order to take up these challenges, the sector can count on a discreet but crucial copilot: materials.How can materials reinvent air travel? How do Saint-Gobain’s solutions already contribute to this revolution?" Laurent Guillot,, Senior Vice-President, CEO High Performance Solutions at Saint-Gobain
Innovation has always been at the core of what we’ve done as a company. For the past 353 years, that’s who we have been: Innovators.