Backed by its 350 years of history, each year, Saint-Gobain commits to supporting various cultural and scientific projects reflecting its culture or habitat strategy. A three-pronged sponsorship policy Cultural sponsorship Saint-Gobain provides long-term support for major cultural institutions. Each year, exhibition projects that resonate with the Group’s identity, its heritage or businesses receive direct financial funding or assistance in kind. Saint-Gobain is regularly consulted for its expertise and skills (especially in the areas of glass and building materials), in particular for exhibition displays. Scientific publications and symposia Saint-Gobain enables institutions, associations and researchers to publish papers, hold symposia, and organize meetings and festivals that tie in with its history or businesses (architecture, in particular). Educational actions These actions aim to encourage young people’s interest in science and technology. The following have benefited from Saint-Gobain’s support in recent years: The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (museum of architectural heritage) The AROP (association for the Paris Opera House) The castle of Versailles The Rendez-vous de l’histoire of Blois (festival of history in France) The COP21 (United Nations Conference on Climate Change) The Festival of Aix-en-Provence (festival of opera singing in France) The C.Génial foundation La Main à la pâte foundation And also: The historical association of Saint-Gobain The hundredth anniversary of the Great War (1914-1918) The Centre International du Vitrail (International Center of stainted-glass) Histoire de lire festival of Versailles The Musée d’Orsay The Musée des Arts décoratifs (Museum of decorative arts) The Musée des Arts et métiers (Museum of arts and professions) The Centre Pompidou National Museum of Modern Art Find out more about these solidarity actions supported by the Saint-Gobain Initiatives Foundation. Did you know ? Saint-Gobain supports about 50 institutions or associations each year.