Our foundation, our philanthropic actions

Saint-Gobain employees are the first ambassadors of the Group' values and know-how.


We enable everyone to be a part of tomorrow's world by supporting the group's commitment through our corporate foundation, our local foundations and corporate philanthropy.

The Saint-Gobain international corporate foundation is built on the efforts of our 160,000 employees in two areas: 

  • professional integration of young adults in difficulty
  • construction, improvement or renovation of accommodation for people in precarious situations by contributing to an energy consumption reduction and environmental protection.

With Saint-Gobain's international dimension, we have created a network that allows us to build partnerships that are the closest to the needs of associations and local populations. 

Over more than the past 10 years, 387 projects have been supported in 42 countries around the world.



Our group is also involved in local actions and foundations.

In North America, the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation organizes employee donations to NGOs, implements actions in favor of local communities for each industrial site located in the United States and Canada and supports NGOs known for their actions in favor of local development, improving energy efficiency and preserving the environment.

In India, the Saint-Gobain India Foundation improves the living conditions of vulnerable people by supporting education-related projects for 9,500 young girls every year.

In France, the PAM Foundation, supported by the Pipe Division and the Placoplatre Foundation, helps young people in social or financial difficulty through training in building trades. 

Through sponsorship, Saint-Gobain is also committed to supporting cultural and scientific projects linked to our identity and history. To learn more about the projects we support, please consult our Universal Registration Document below.

Did you know ?

The Saint-Gobain Foundation finances community projects sponsored by Group employees and retirees. To date, 21 million euros have been invested and 332 000 beneficiaries around the world have already benefitted from the Foundation's support since it was created in 2008.
We invite you to discover a selection by clicking on the globe below!
ACTA Autisme Therapy Center

ACTA is a non-profit that aims to provide centres for children with autism, some of whom come from vulnerable families. ACTA renovated a 15-room building and turn it into an autism therapy centre, providing care for around 50 children who benefit from daily 2-hour therapy sessions over a 4-year period.

Les Maisons des Enfants de la Côte d’Opale
Les Maisons des Enfants de la Côte d’Opale

The Maisons des Enfants de la Côte d’Opale support young people aged 6 to 21 followed by Childhood Social Assistance with physical and moral assistance as well as training offered. The Saint-Gobain Foundation has supported the renovation of a lodge dedicated to welcoming external speakers taking part in the association's cultural programme.

Apprentice Training Centre

Construction of a new apprentice training centre (CFA) that helps 100 students access the job market each year by training them as electricians. Students also have the possibility of earning a state diploma.

Children of Vietnam

The Children of Vietnam Association has built a new nursery school with additional space to accommodate more children (124 to 200 pupils) to meet increased demand from parents. The school is for children from poor families who could not otherwise afford to send them to school.

habitat for humanity INDIA PERUNdurai
Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity non-profit is planning a second renovation project for sanitary facilities, this time at the Government Girl Higher Secondary School - just 1 month after the launch of their first project in the city of Anakkal. The goal? To ensure female students have access to decent sanitary conditions and to raise awareness on issues of hygiene.

Litro de Luz
Litro de Luz

This project aims to install infrastructure to bring lighting to houses and streets in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro. The non-profit has succeeded in installing 100 "solar bottles" in homes and another 400 in streets, while getting local communities involved in the project.

Offre Joie Beirut Rising
Offre Joie Beirut Rising

Rehabilitation and securing of 44 weakened buildings within two neighborhoods affected by the Beirut harbor explosion on August 4, 2020.

Nairobi Kenya

The NGO Orkid offers 3-month training opportunities to help young disadvantaged women in Kenya to find work. This project puts in place training resources that enable female students to learn construction sector skills, thereby helping them to improve their socio-economic position and promoting gender equality in the construction industry.