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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Living Architecture Cools Cities and Spreads Seeds

From www.seeker.com - Tue, 29/11/2016 - 17:19
Green building designs incorporate trees and plants into urban rooftops and even skyscraper walls.

Quiet, sunny and views of the outdoors – is this America's most productive office?

From www.theguardian.com - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 07:59
Employees at Saint-Gobain’s North American headquarters say they feel healthier and more energetic in a new open-plan office focused on green design

Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

From www.worldgbc.org - Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:47
Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

Green buildings deliver better thinking and better health, study finds

From www.edie.net - Wed, 12/10/2016 - 12:07
Employees working in certified 'green' buildings are likely to have better cognitive abilities, fewer 'sick building' symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new study conducted in the US. - edie news centre

New Harvard Study Finds Better Thinking and Better Health in Green-Certified Buildings | UK Green Building Council

From www.ukgbc.org - Thu, 06/10/2016 - 15:57

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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.

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