Engaging our innovation at the service of sustainable development and the circular economy

Industry Innovation Infrastructure


  • for employees: to develop solutions that anticipate market trends, we have introduced an innovation approach and measures the sustainable performance of its products and solutions
  • for civil society: Saint-Gobain has been a member of the WBCSD Board with responsibility for “climate, energy, the circular economy, towns and cities, and mobility” since 2017.

Successfully transitioning to the circular economy will make it possible to continue offering solutions and services over the long-term which take into account environmental, labor and societal expectations and which balance well-being, sustainability and performance for stakeholders.

Our strategy to develop the circular economy has the following focus areas:

- evolve products and solutions to reduce the intensity in virgin raw materials and to promote increased integration of recycled or renewable materials, extend their lifespan and facilitate their recycling or reuse in order to reduce the resource intensity of the solutions;

- develop manufacturing processes;

- work with stakeholders to change society and to develop new business models and value chains.


9.1: Number of "Quality" certified sites

9.4: Soil decontamination, site remediation and other clean-up costs

9.5: Number of patents filed in 2021: over 450

Number of researchers: 3,600