Saint-Gobain Group's operations are organized into four regional businesses and a global High Performance Solutions unit so that the Group is closed to its end markets.
Group senior management
Saint-Gobain’s general strategy is defined by the Saint-Gobain Group senior management team, led by Benoit Bazin, Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain since July 1st, 2021.
The corporate departments, which report to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, include Human Resources, Finance, Research and Development, Corporate Planning, Legal and Tax Affairs, Communications, Internal Audit and Internal Control and Marketing, Purchasing and Group Information Systems.
Board of Directors
The role of the Board of Directors is to define the Group's main strategic objectives, monitor and ensure their proper implementation and control their management.
The Board comprises 14 members including 2 employee Directors, one Director representing employee shareholders and one Lead Independent Director in charge of overseeing the efficient running of the Company’s governance bodies. In accordance with the law and the AFEP-MEDEF code, it comprises 45% of women and 64% of independent Board members.
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain refers to and complies with all the principles of corporate governance set out in the AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code for French listed companies.
Board of directors and Committees.
Organized for Optimum Corporate Responsibility
Saint-Gobain’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer presents strategic corporate social responsibility objectives to the Board of Directors for review and approval. CSR issues are assigned to the Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
The Corporate Secretary is responsible for leading CSR policy with support from the Responsible Development, Human Resources and Environment, Health and Safety Departments.
These three Departments notably interact with Purchasing, Marketing and R&D to ensure that the Group’s CSR objectives and policies are applied at the operating level.
Lastly, the Corporate Communications Department helps familiarize all employees with the related challenges and makes the Group’s policy and initiatives known to stakeholders and the general public. The Investor Relations Department handles communication with financial analysts, investors and shareholders.
Certain subsidiaries have set up CSR steering committees to apply their specific objectives in line with the Group’s strategy, establish roadmaps and track progress on environmental and social issues.
- Achieve operational excellence
- Continue to improve CSR performance
- Generate attractive shareholder returns
- Maintain a solid financial position