With a rich history stretching back 350 years, Saint-Gobain has based its development on a set of values that are expressed on a daily basis.

Our commitments 

Principles of Conduct and Action

A common set of fundamental values forged by 350 years of history unites all of Saint-Gobain’s employees. A requirement for belonging to the Group, the Principles of Conduct guide employees in their daily work. The Principles of Action guide the actions of all corporate leaders and employees in the performance of their duties.

International Principles of Conduct and Action Day.

Five Principles of Conduct:  

  1. Professional commitment
  2. Respect for others
  3. Integrity
  4. Loyalty
  5. Solidarity 

Four Principles of Action: 

  1. Respect for the law
  2. Caring for the environment
  3. Worker health and safety 
  4. Employee rights

International commitments

In 2003, Saint-Gobain joined the United Nations Global Compact in line with its Principles of Conduct and Action. Furthering its commitment to the Global Compact, Saint-Gobain subsequently endorsed the UN’s:

In 2008, on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Group signed the declaration of management support for human rights, an initiative organized by the United Nations.

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Setting the example

The Group’s businesses must be conducted in a way that reflects our values.

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO

The Group expects exemplary conduct and practices from its teams, both in-house and outside the company. To ensure that the Principles of Conduct and Action and their related obligations are met, Saint-Gobain launched a Group Compliance Program for all its businesses in 2009. 

The Compliance Program includes four main components: 

  • Responsible development;,
  • The Competition Law plan;
  • Internal audit and internal control; 
  • A compliance alerts system. 

The program is carried out through a compliance network made up of 80 corporate and line executives and coordinated by the Corporate Secretary.

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Le confort du logement rime avec bien-être.

From news.lesiteimmo.com - Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:20

Le confort du logement est indissociable du bien-être résume une enquête menée pour Saint-Gobain par un organisme spécialisé (OpinionWay).
Pour 90 % des Français, le bien-être rime avec confort de logement :
Pour une large majorité, leur habitat est confortable car il est équipé d’une bonne isolation thermique.

New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings | World Green Building Council

From www.worldgbc.org - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:05

Companies are moving faster than many governments on carbon pricing

From www.economist.com - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:56
ECONOMISTS have long argued that the most efficient way to curb global warming is to put a price on the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause it. A total of 41 OECD and G20 governments have announced either a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade scheme, or both.

Saint-Gobain Nordic businesses switch to 100% Green Electricity

From www.nordic.saint-gobain.com - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 11:27

Sustainability is high on the agenda for Saint-Gobain, and from January 1st Saint-Gobain businesses in the Nordic region switch to green electricity.

Le Confort de vie pour tous, un nouveau levier pour la rénovation de l'habitat

From www.batirama.com - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 11:09

Le Club de l’amélioration de l’habitat organise le 7 février ses premières assises autour du thème « Le confort de vie pour tous ». Il remettra un ouvrage issu de ses réflexions « les cahiers de l’innovation ».

Le CAH veut renouveler l’approche de la rénovation de l’habitat en France

From www.batiweb.com - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 11:07

Le Club de l’Amélioration de l’Habitat veut renouveler profondément l’approche de la rénovation de l’habitat en France.

GABC - The Global Alliance for Building and Construction

From globalabc.org - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:11
GABC members acknowledge that the buildings and construction sector can contribute to achieving climate goals of limiting global warming to well-below 2°C.

Maurice Manceau : les innovations de Saint-Gobain en faveur du bien vieillir

From www.youtube.com - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 09:43

Maurice Manceau, Directeur général de Saint-Gobain Habitat présente les innovations de Saint Gobain en faveur du bien vieillir, et en particulier le concept Multiconfort sérénité, axé principalement sur le bien-être et la durabilité dans l’usage des biens occupés par les personnes d’âge avancé.

Une nouvelle tour pour Saint-Gobain dans le quartier de la Défense à Paris

From www.la-croix.com - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:20

L’immeuble de 165 mètres de haut à la Défense abritera le nouveau siège social du groupe. Il est présenté comme la vitrine du savoir faire du groupe.

Smart buildings are key to productivty, says Jade Lewis, Advocacy Director at Saint-Gobain

From smartcitiesworld.net - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 09:36
How smart methods of construction can boost productivity, reduce environmental impact, and benefit occupant wellbeing

Saint-Gobain, une tour cristalline au cœur de La Défense - Chantiers

From www.lemoniteur.fr - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 09:15

La pose de la première pierre de la Tour Saint-Gobain, le 19 avril, inscrit une nouvelle page dans l’histoire de La Défense. L’agence Valode & Pistre a imaginé un immeuble translucide, culminant à 165 m, semblant se jouer des lois de l’apesanteur. A sa livraison, mi-2019, il accueillera le siège social de Saint-Gobain.

Sheerfill®, The Name Behind the Landmarks

From www.youtube.com - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 10:19

SHEERFILL® Architectural Membranes from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics have enabled the imagination and creation of the most stunning and energy-efficient sport facilities, transportation terminals and landmark buildings for more than forty years!

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