Corporate governance

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

Management team

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.

Executive Committee.

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 72.7% 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.

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Organized for Optimum Corporate Responsibility

The Group’s Chief Executive Officer presents strategic corporate social responsibility objectives to the Board of Directors for review and approval. CSR issues are assigned to the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Senior Vice-President, in charge of the Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, is responsible for the CSR policy by ensuring its integration in different Group’s management processes and the deployment of the roadmaps in countries.

Since the 1st July 2021, a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee has been created.

Its role is to elaborate the strategies in line with the Group’s commitments and CSR objectives, by taking into account stakeholders’ growing expectations, and to follow the improvement of ESG performance.

Our priorities

  • Achieve operational excellence
  • Continue to improve CSR performance
  • Generate attractive shareholder returns
  • Maintain a solid financial position