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 180,000 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.

2018 Key figures

With 2018 sales of €41.8 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 68 countries and has more than 180,000 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

« Nous fabriquons, en co-développement avec nos clients, des pièces critiques pour la mobilité de demain »

From www.lemonde.fr - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 11:54
Interview de Laurent Guillot, Directeur Général Solutions Haute Performance, Saint-Gobain

« La nouvelle Tour Saint-Gobain, vitrine de l’innovation et de la transformation du Groupe »

From www.lemonde.fr - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 11:52
Interview de Claire Pedini, Directrice Générale Adjointe, Ressources humaines et transformation digitale, Saint-Gobain.

Pierre-André de Chalendar : « Nous avons besoin d'une Europe qui s'affirme »

From www.lesechos.fr - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:55

Pierre-André de Chalendar a dévoilé en novembre une vaste réorganisation de Saint-Gobain devenue effective au 1er janvier. Objectif : réduire les coûts mais surtout les échelons hiérarchiques et donner le pouvoir au terrain. Au passage, le PDG s'est adjoint un numéro deux, Benoit Bazin.

Saint-Gobain Results 2018: video

From www.youtube.com - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 13:01

Interview from Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain Group.



Saint-Gobain était au TOP 2019: la vidéo

From www.youtube.com - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:57

Le samedi 9 février 2019, Saint-Gobain était présent au TOP 2019, un événement unique organisé par l'AFEP, au cours duquel près de 400 dirigeants de PME-ETI ont pu rencontrer les patrons du CAC 40 dans le cadre de sessions de speed-dating. 


On Saturday, February 9th, 2019, Saint-Gobain was attending the TOP 2019, a unique event organized by the AFEP, during which nearly 400 SME-ETI managers were able to meet the bosses of the CAC 40 as part of speed dating sessions.

Saint Gobain's India Plan

From www.youtube.com - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 15:35

French glass manufacturer Saint Gobain expands Chennai facility. 

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.
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