EHS Management System


Saint-Gobain’s Environment, Health and Industrial Hygiene and Safety Charter is posted at all Group sites and available in 35 languages. Updated in 2013, it presents the Group's objectives to all visitors and employees:

  • Zero work-related accidents.
  • Zero professional illnesses.
  • Zero environmental accidents.
  • A minimum impact on the environment from Group activities.

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These objectives are included in the letter of commitment concerning Saint-Gobain’s EHS policy signed by Chairman and CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar.

Senior Management develops and issues framework policies that apply to all Saint-Gobain sites worldwide. Examples include the Health policy issued in 2013 and the Water policy issued in 2011. These policies are available on request from the Corporate EHS Department.

Saint-Gobain has also drawn up standards and recommendations in response to specific EHS concerns. The standards are compulsory and describe the minimum requirements with which sites must ultimately comply, regardless of country or local legislation.

A coordinated network of expertise

Saint-Gobain’s EHS structure is built around a network of correspondents in the Group’s Sectors, General Delegations and sites.


Saint-Gobain’s audit system is based on the EHS and self-diagnostic audits initiated by the EHS Department and a self-assessment questionnaire introduced by the Internal Audit and Internal Control Department.