About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

"Design, produce and distribute materials that help creating great living places and improving daily life: that is Saint-Gobain’s strategic ambition. The living places that we contribute to creating have a positive impact on their occupants’ wellbeing and quality of life. Because they are designed sustainably and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, they help build the future of us all. On our industrial markets, we aim to provide increasingly reliable and efficient solutions, in the forefront of technology, by working hand-in-hand with our customers through co-developments and partnerships."

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain

Our ambitions

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that improve the comfort of each of us and the future of all. Saint-Gobain products are found everywhere in our daily lives: from the home to the office, in cars and infrastructure, and high-performance materials for health and many industrial applications. What sets them apart is Saint-Gobain’s approach. The Group aims to meet today’s individual requirements for comfort, performance, safety, aesthetics. It also aims to take up the collective challenges of the future, from construction to sustainable mobility, from population growth to climate change. 

In this way, Saint-Gobain continues to write the history of a company dating back more than 350 years, which now has more than 179,000 employees of over 100 nationalities, who are proud to help create great living places the world over through industrial and distribution businesses, and improve daily life for everyone.

A strategic focus on sustainable habitat solutions

We are constantly innovating to make living spaces more comfortable, cost-efficient and sustainable worldwide. Saint-Gobain solutions span from self-cleaning windows and photovoltaic glass to smart insulation systems, water supply systems and building materials distribution.

We offer solutions to the major challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection. No matter what new needs emerge in the habitat and construction markets, the future is made of Saint-Gobain.

Find out more about the group strategy

An innovation-driven Group

Innovation is at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s strategy. More than 23% of our sales are generated through products which were developed less than five years ago.

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

For 350 years, Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its ability to invent products that improve quality of life.

As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world and one of the 100 most innovative companies, Saint-Gobain continues to deploy its technological know-how, often in partnership with the most prestigious universities and laboratories.

Find out more on our Innovation section

Saint-Gobain is the European or worldwide leader in all of its businesses.

2017 Key figures

With 2017 sales of €40.8 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 67 countries and has more than 179,000 employees.

Saint-Gobain in figures 

Leaders in Sustainable Housing

Saint-Gobain solutions can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. 

*Industrial presence

Saint-Gobain Web review The webzine around our business

Pierre-André de Chalendar aux Mardis de l'ESSEC

From www.youtube.com - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:29

Mardi 18 décembre 2018, Les Mardis de l'ESSEC recevaient Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG du Groupe Saint-Gobain. -> Stratégie industrielle française, compétitivité, habitat du futur, défis de la transition énergétique ... ➡️ Retrouvez la vidéo du débat �https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=wWI26gI7vVY

Chalendar (Saint-Gobain) : « Le numérique bouscule"

From www.challenges.fr - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 07:43
A l'occasion du Sommet de l'Economie, le PDG de Saint-Gobain explique comment le numérique est à la fois facteur de croissance et de stress.

Sustainable finance: business can be part of ‘radical ecological’ change

From www.ft.com - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 07:00
French industrialist says it is in best interest of finance to back companies’ transition

Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, l'invité de l'émission Ecorama

From www.boursorama.com - Sat, 01/12/2018 - 08:11

Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, était l'invité de l'émission Ecorama du 30 novembre 2018, présenté par David Jacquot sur boursorama.com

Saint-Gobain annonce un plan d'économies et nomme un nouveau numéro 2 - BTP - Construction

From www.usinenouvelle.com - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:26

"Saint-Gobain, numéro un mondial de la production, transformation et distribution de matériaux de construction, a annoncé ce 26 novembre un plan de simplification pour gagner en souplesse et favoriser sa croissance, accompagné d'un remaniement de l'équipe de direction."

Saint-Gobain se lance dans une réorganisation radicale

From www.lemonde.fr - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:20
Le leader mondial du secteur de l’habitat va réorganiser ses activités afin d’être plus proche de ses marchés.

Ce que la réorganisation de Saint-Gobain change pour le marché français

From www.lemoniteur.fr - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:19

Le groupe bouleverse son fonctionnement et son organigramme, avec une  approche centrée non plus sur les métiers, mais sur les pays.Les... - Négoce

Chalendar engage la grande réforme de Saint-Gobain

From www.lefigaro.fr - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:18

"Saint-Gobain va vivre une transformation radicale, «comme il n'en a pas connu depuis plusieurs décennies», a expliqué lundi matin son PDG, Pierre-André de Chalendar. "

Chalendar : «La situation économique de la France reste fragile»

From www.lefigaro.fr - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 10:01
VIDÉO - Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, va réorganiser son groupe.

"Devancer demain" - La transformation par ceux qui la font" - Interview de Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG du Groupe Saint-Gobain

From devancerdemain.lesechos.fr - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 16:57

Découvrez l'interview de Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG du Groupe Saint-Gobain sur la Plateforme "Devancer demain" - La transformation par ceux qui la font". Saint-Gobain se réinvente avec la #TransformationDigitale aujourd'hui!

Interview en tant que grand témoin de Claude Imauven, DG Exécutif du Groupe Saint-Gobain

From www.youtube.com - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 16:19

Interview en tant que grand témoin de Claude Imauven, DG Exécutif du Groupe Saint-Gobain concernant la #TransformationDigitale, sur #INSIDER, nouveau media lancé par Ermewa Group.

« Saint-Gobain va poursuivre sa révolution digitale »

From www.lemoniteur.fr - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 16:08

Dans un entretien au Moniteur, Pierre-André de Chalendar, tout juste reconduit dans ses fonctions de PDG, dévoile les priorités de son troisième mandat à la tête du géant des matériaux de construction.

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