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.

Find out more about our The reasons for our commitments.

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Glass for Green Buildings

From www.glassonweb.com - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 16:56
Welcome to one of the greenest corporate campuses in the world. Welcome to Suzlon One Earth, Pune, a LEED Platinum and GRIHA 5 Star certified building.

Multi-Comfort

From www.multicomfort.com - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 10:58

Saint-Gobain Group’s MULTI COMFORT program has a new online website that has been launched specifically to explain the four main dimensions of comfort promoted by Saint-Gobain and to showcase the 22 MULTI COMFORT projects already completed around the world. https://www.saint-gobain.com/en/feel-see-hear-and-breathe

Saint-Gobain : looking ahead, staying close

From www.youtube.com - Tue, 05/07/2016 - 18:51

This video shows how the Group improves our daily lives. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials which are key ingredients in the well-being of each of us and the future of all.

World Green Building Council sets goal for all buildings to be ‘net zero’ by 2050

From www.eco-business.com - Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:54
WGBC CEO Terri Wills said the organisation will go all out to make all buildings generate clean energy and produce zero net emissions.

Saint-Gobain launches offsite solutions range at CIH Housing 2016 | Specification Online

From housingspecification.com - Tue, 07/06/2016 - 12:44
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Blog: Creating Great Living Places

From betterplacesforpeople.org - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 09:16

In this short blog post, Pascal Eveillard, Director for Sustainable Construction at Saint-Gobain, explains why the company has reinvented its brand story and logo to state more clearly its ambition to bring wellbeing to people around the world

Saint-Gobain Goes LEED Platinum

From www.youtube.com - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 17:57

USGBC invites you to take a look at Saint-Gobain’s sleek new $80 million LEED Platinum North American headquarters, which was designed from the ground up to center on an open architectural plan, where the 800-plus employees have a constant view of the outdoors. The new headquarters—with core, shell and lobby designed by the architectural firm Bernardon and interior by Jacobs—contains more than 40 building products from the portfolio of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company.

Saint-Gobain’s new headquarters is a lesson in employee comfort and productivity.

From plus.usgbc.org - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:22

"Almost every aspect of the new headquarters, situated on a gently rolling 65-acre suburban property, has been designed for sustainability and employee comfort. 17,000-sq-ft of electronically tintable SageGlass, a Saint-Gobain product, is installed on the building’s west and south sides. The product’s high-tech nature means that SageGlass can reflect three different zones of tinting within one pane of glass; this maximizes daylight and gives employees unobstructed views of the natural environment, which boosts productivity and workplace satisfaction."

British Gypsum launches revolutionary BIM Waste Estimator

From www.british-gypsum.com - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:16
British Gypsum launches revolutionary BIM Waste Estimator

Les entreprises françaises travaillent à l'après-COP21 – Énergie – Environnement-magazine.fr

From www.environnement-magazine.fr - Tue, 12/04/2016 - 16:40

A quelques jours de la signature officielle de l'Accord de Paris à New York, l'Institut Montaigne s'interrogeait sur l'après COP21 côté entreprises. Et les témoignages des dirigeants de Saint-Gobain, Solvay, …

La discrète révolution de la performance énergétique des bâtiments

From www.paristechreview.com - Wed, 23/03/2016 - 15:20

"Partout dans le monde, les méthodes de construction ont engagé une mutation accélérée vers davantage d’innovation et d’efficacité, qu’il s’agisse de la conception des bâtiments, des solutions constructives mises en œuvre, ou de la distribution et de la pose des matériaux de construction. Le résultat de cette discrète révolution industrielle est que le degré de confort des bâtiments construits et rénovés augmente rapidement, dans le secteur résidentiel comme dans le secteur non résidentiel. Ce phénomène concerne à la fois les économies avancées et les économies émergentes. Il devrait contribuer de manière importante à répondre à certains grands enjeux du XXIe siècle tels que le vieillissement de la population, l’accélération de l’urbanisation dans les économies émergentes, ou le développement d’une économie plus sobre en ressources. Une des dimensions de cette révolution est l’efficacité énergétique des bâtiments. Les solutions d’isolation, en particulier, connaissent une vague d’innovation sans précédent." François Michel / Président, Ecophon (Groupe Saint-Gobain)

Do you speak Green?

From www.thediplomat.ro - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:25

For several years now, green certifications in Romanian real estate project development moved from the blurry area of "nice-to-have" to the clearer area of "must-have". This is mostly because having a green-certified building on the market makes a strong differentiator in terms of landing business. By Magda Purice

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