The Saint-Gobain Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary

05/29/2018

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Saint-Gobain Foundation is in the spotlight with a new website and a worldwide engagement campaign, “Time to Act!”.

The Saint-Gobain Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary

In 2008, the Group General Management and its CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar decided to create a structure to help support local communities and inclusive social development in fields related to Saint-Gobain’s areas of expertise: sustainable construction and renovation of social housing, and the professional integration of young adults. And so, the Saint-Gobain Foundation was born.

Since 2008, our core mission has not changed. What has changed is that with a budget of €1.6 million per year today and about 20 projects supported each year by Group employees and retirees, the Foundation has taken on a new dimension. The aim of the Time to Act! campaign is to expand the field of action, grow the Foundation further and involve an increasing number of employees by encouraging them to engage in their own way and to their own capability. This may mean becoming a sponsor, volunteer, expert, ambassador or a supporter by increasing awareness of the Foundation around you, by taking the time to find out about the associations and projects supported, by encouraging donations of materials, etc.

The Foundation’s anniversary will be celebrated during a dedicated week, held from June 11 to June 15. During the course of this special week, in all countries, the Saint-Gobain sites will focus on commitment and solidarity.

Follow the Foundation’s news on social media with the hashtag #SaintGobainFoundation.

Saint-Gobain employees and retirees talk about their experience with the Foundation: watch the videos!

Find out more about the Foundation