To ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of all at all ages:
- for employees: health and safety issues are central to our EHS Charter and are values held by all Group stakeholders. A new version of the EHS Reference Framework was made available in 2020. It is based on the principle of continuous improvement. It takes into account the following: international management standards in the three areas of EHS and the specific requirements of Saint-Gobain, in particular the Group’s EHS standards. For example, we have the SAFHEAR management tool. It allows each industrial site to prepare and document its own inventory of the chemical substances and products used but also potentially generated during industrial production processes. In the second phase, it allows sites to make and document exposures. This data is consolidated at Group level. At the end of 2021, 66% of sites have updated their inventory in SAFHEAR according to the new rules.
We also seek to offer our employees social guarantees enabling them to protect themselves against the uncertainties of life. Launched on January 1, 2020, CARE by Saint-Gobain is a social protection program for all Group employees and their families. The coverage is defined to meet basic daily healthcare needs but also to support key moments of family life:
-daily medical monitoring of families and access to care, by covering health costs (doctor visits or hospitalization) at least at a rate of at least 80%;
-the arrival of a child in his family, including adoption procedures, by paying at least 14 weeks of maternity leave with full pay and 3 days of paternity leave with full pay;
-death, by providing the family with financial capital representing at least one year of the employee's salary.
The program is being implemented on a country-by-country basis, and the target is to achieve a coverage rate of 100% by 2023.
. Parenthood measures were rolled out in 2020, and all Saint-Gobain employees currently enjoy minimum guaranteed parental leave at their full salaries.
In 2022, the health policy has been updated to include, additionally to employees, customers and residents to its scope of prevention. It aims to reinforce inclusion, the promotion of health, and psychological well-being.
- for customers: one of our priorities is to design comfortable and sustainable products;
- for local communities: we offer sustainable and comfortable solutions to promote local, inclusive economic development;
- for suppliers: we encourage our suppliers to improve the workplace health and safety of our employees through its Responsible Purchasing policy.
3.8: CARE by Saint-Gobain program
3.9: SAFHEAR program
Share of technical and EHS training