To promote lifelong learning opportunities.
- for employees: our aim is to be a preferred employer, known and recognized for the richness of the career paths it offers. The group also favors professional training, for example we implement online training modules such as Act (preventing corruption), and Comply (competition law);
- for customers: we support craftsmen and other professionals through training;
- for local communities: we maintain relationships with local partners in many of the countries where we operate, to boost local employment and support disadvantaged populations with their career aspirations. Saint-Gobain also helps society through sponsorship and philanthropy. The Saint-Gobain Foundation takes action in favor of integration through work, in particular in the building businesses and education. Concretely, it enables organizations and associations to train and supervise young adults into or back into employment by learning a trade or profession
- for civil society: supporting young people is a priority in all countries where we operate. As part of our 2022 recruitment campaign, in addition to the 3,500 young graduates that we plan to recruit in France in 2022, we will take on 2,000 work-study students and 500 interns. Moreover, we have launched in 2020 our own first apprenticeship training center in France: “Génération Saint-Gobain". This school trains apprentices in industrial maintenance and in sales and marketing. In 2021, this school welcomed 125 candidates: 100 candidates in the “Sales and Marketing” stream and 25 candidates in the “Industrial Maintenance” stream. Our ambition is to increase the number of apprentices trained by our school to 250 each year, within three to four years. Saint-Gobain aims to develop this support for young talents globally. For example, we have launched in November 2021 a training center for young apprentices in Morocco, and aim to train 3,000 professionals by the end of 2022.
4.4 and 4.7: In 2021, the Saint-Gobain Foundation supported 13 “integration” projects for 5,543 beneficiaries and an allocated budget of €793,570, as well as 11 “education” projects for 3,278 beneficiaries and an allocated budget of €576,014.
Employees who received training during the year
Average number of hours of training per employee per year
Training of managers in the Principles of Conduct and Action
Act, Comply, Adhere training