Creating conditions guaranteeing quality jobs for our employees

Decent Work And Economic Growth


    • for employees: in 2018, we launched a 4.0 version of our OPEN program (Our People in an Empowering Network), a management tool designed to boost the satisfaction of our employees. For example, in January 2020, Saint-Gobain is once again awarded the Top Employer Global certification and is one of the 13 companies worldwide to have received this label, which is awarded by the Top Employers Institute. 
    • for suppliers: The Group’s suppliers that are signatories are committed to guaranteeing decent working conditions. In an environment where supply chains are becoming more complex, and where the collective awareness of the impacts on stakeholders related to purchasing is growing, this program aims to integrate ethical requirements into the purchasing process, both for suppliers, based on the supplier charter, and for buyers, by applying the buyer charter.
    • for civil society: as part of the Global Deal, we commit to ensuring decent work for all

    We ensure that all employees on our sites, including temporary workers and subcontractors, have safe working conditions and environments by identifying, reducing and controlling risks. 

    At the highest level, the management has demonstrated its involvement in the development of a culture of safety within the Group. All meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee include safety performance reviews. The operational management is responsible everywhere and guarantees all aspects of safety: objectives, action plans and performance measurement. To underline this commitment, part of managers’ variable compensation is based on actions and results, in terms of security.


    8.5: Layoff rate

    8.5: Hiring rate

    8.5: Proportion of shares held by employees through the Group

    Savings Plan Funds

    8.7: Number of incidents involving forced or compulsory labor

    8.7: Other human rights incidents, including child labor

    8.8: Number of signed and active agreements with employee


    8.8: Group accident frequency rate (TRAR)

    8.8: Number of sites with Health and Safety certification (OHSAS 18001 - ILO OSH 2001 - ISO 45000)

    Other indicators

    OPEN program

    Top Employer Global