Pierre-André de Chalendar rewarded for his personal commitment to sustainable construction


Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain group, was awarded the “David Gottfried Global Green Building Award” at the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) annual congress recently held in Stockholm, Sweden. Launched in 2011 and named in honour of the founder of the WorldGBC, this award is given to individuals whose contribution to the global green building movement has been shown to be unique, innovative and entrepreneurial.

Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: "WorldGBC and the global green building movement have been inspired and appreciative of Pierre-André de Chalendar's personal commitment to green building, and his leadership in directing a major global corporation to pursue profitability and growth while also embedding green building across the organisation.  Saint Gobain’s ambitious emissions targets, its numerous programmes dedicated to improving building for people, and the team’s continued support of the Green Building Council movement globally, and locally in over 35 countries, demonstrates an unprecedented dedication to green building."

Founded in 2002, the WorldGBC is the leading international network dedicated to sustainable construction. With members in more than 72 countries, its objective is to accelerate the market’s transition towards more sustainable buildings.
The WorldGBC played an important role at COP 21 in Paris.

In partnership with UNEP (United National Environment Programme) and the French Government, it launched the first “Buildings Day”.
Together with its national councils and 27,000 member companies it also made a commitment to reduce 84 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions from buildings by 2050, to help keep global warming to within 2°C, and even 1.5°C.