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A glance at our key initiatives & innovation of the year in enhancing the well-being of all on Earth and beyond. #MISSIONTOEARTH
Like our Multi-Comfort student competition did this year in Milan, we are reinventing cities to make them more pleasant, useful and sustainable spaces.
In Eindhoven, Project Milestone is the first commercial housing project using 3D printing. By exploring the future of construction, and by innovating today's materials, our impact is always concrete.
We are proud to participate in projects that reflect the talent and energy of our teams: innovative, such as the Qatar National Museum, and dedicated, such as the Saint-Gobain Foundation.
It is thanks to the knowledge and commitment of our employees and partners that we will be able to build the world of tomorrow. Here in Kazan, 42 brilliant craftsmen distinguished themselves during the WorldSkills competition.
Our leitmotiv: to be close to our customers, partners and society. A great example is the opening of the innovative flagship outlet for our distribution brand POINT.P in Javel, Paris.
As demonstrated by our recent agreement to acquire Continental Building Products, the closing of which is expected in the second half of 2020, we are committed to pursuing our ambitious growth strategy.
In São Paulo, the InPulse intrapreneurship program has generated unprecedented passion among our employees and our network. Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, stimulating creativity, accelerating open-innovation - this is our daily state of mind.
Building a sustainable future and improving everybody's well-being: our #MISSIONTOEARTH guided our actions more than ever in 2019. We are proud of the past year, and ready for 2020!
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Net Zero carbon objective
Net Zero carbon by 2050: Day 1 for Saint-Gobain
Our commitment to tackling climate change is well known. Our solutions are already making a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gases on our markets. On September 23rd, we made a commitment to go even further.Read Pierre-André de Chalendar's pledge
Making the Industry part of the solution
Limiting energy waste, preserving natural resources and reducing environmental impact... these are the promises of sustainable plants like our one in Eslöv, Sweden, which now recovers 100% of its waste.Read our story
Raising awareness of carbon emissions issues
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions has become central on all our markets. That's why we supported the World Green Building Week - one of the most effective means to achieving this goal in the construction field.Listen to our podcast
In Brazil, Isover and Brasilit teamed up to ship materials together. Whether it is bicycle delivery, clean truck fleets, or river transport… the solutions are there!Discover more initiatives
Imagine the life of tomorrow
Working for and with future generations
For the 2019 edition of our Multi-Comfort competition, 2,200 architecture and engineering students from 35 countries worked on a project to rehabilitate and reconnect a district in Milan.Watch the final again
Supporting urban life and protecting the planet
World Cities Day, held on October 31st, gave us the opportunity to imagine a built environment that is carbon neutral, resource efficient, inclusive and resilient.Read more from Emmanuel Normant
Developing lightweight construction
Our subsidiary Scotframe's “Raining Stairs” project was awarded the 2019 Prize by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. It proved that Off-site construction solutions can definitely help tackle urban challenges.Discover more about Scotframe solutions
The hidden power of materials
Exploring the future of construction
3D printing technology is rapidly progressing. Following Project Milestone, conducted through a partnership with the University of Eindhoven, we signed a contract with Hamilton Labs to develop 3D concrete printing capabilities in Singapore.Learn more about 3D printed houses
Materials for better air quality, highly efficient insulation, active glazing, components for smart mobility… We innovate for the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.Uncover more of our innovations
Accelerating sustainable mobility
Saint-Gobain is a partner of Movin'on LAB, which organized the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility in 2019. Technological demonstrations, expert panel talks and lively discussions are all a part of turning ambition into action.Learn more about sustainable mobility
Launched this year, the Lean by Placo® service helps craftsmen limit waste on construction sites. Whether you're thinking about raw materials, manufacturing, recycling or re-use… thinking circular is essential.Read our story
Up for the challenges
Beautiful, efficient… and fitting
The breath-taking Qatar National Museum is the first LEED platinum and 4-star GSAS certified museum. This significant achievement highlights our ability to adapt our materials and solutions to their environments.See more examples
At the heart of events
Our innovative materials are used on the roofs of stadiums in Tokyo and Oita, both hosts of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. We are proud to help fans celebrate the unforgettable moments!Catch a glimpse of the moment here
Experience our innovations in our offices
The construction of our future headquarters in Paris is almost complete. Housing over 80 products, 11 brands, and a triple environmental certification - it will be a true showcase of our innovation. Welcome home!Enjoy the View
Our pride: your talent
Challenging our ways of working
Our Learning Week 2019 - dedicated to promoting a learning culture - focused on “Trust, Empowerment, Collaboration.” Because we can all take action in order to be entrepreneurs in our professional lives.Did you just say “Empowerment”?
Accelerating gender equality
World Women's Rights Day took place on March 8th. Gender diversity is one of the essential components of our “Open” HR policy. By progresisng gender equality, the company progresses.Read more from Claire Pedini
In 2019, for the fourth consecutive year in a row, Saint-Gobain was granted the “Top Employer Global” certification, one of only 14 organizations in the world to have received this label.One of the best employers in the world?
The world is changing, so are our customers.
Being where our customers are
Our outlets in city centers are reinventing themselves and focusing on curbing their environmental impact, offering a wide range of services to customers, and harmoniously integrating into the city.A new generation of city-stores
Innovating WITH our customers
Our smart windshield, co-developed with Nuance (now Cerence), caused a sensation at CES in Las Vegas last January. Throughout all our markets, our customers are our main R&D partners.See another co-innovation example
Making a difference through our teams
The power of digital technology allows us to analyze and understand the needs of our users in an ever-more precise way. But people remain at the heart of a customer-centric culture.Read more from Cordula Gudduschat
A strategy for growth
Investing with Determination
The definitive agreement to acquire Continental Building Products announced in November will, upon its closing, enable the Group to significantly improve its growth profile and further increase profitability. The closing of the transaction is subject to Continental Building Products shareholders’ approval and U.S. antitrust approval.Read the press release
Being close to our customers
As the construction of Africa's tallest tower (The Leonardo) is being completed with our materials, we are accelerating on this continent with the opening of 4 production sites in 2019: Ghana, Tanzania, Angola and Zimbabwe.A growing presence in sub-Saharan Africa
Transforming our operations
Our new 4.0 Gyproc plant in Vietnam, launched in March, integrates automated manufacturing processes and real-time quality controls. A perfect combination of machine, human, and local intelligence.Read more from Benoit d'Iribarne
Intrapreneurship programs are increasing all over the world. In Brazil, the InPulse program has enabled 5 teams to accelerate their projects. Let's free our entrepreneurial spirits!View the InPulse Video
NOVA, our external venture arm, finds new startups every day. The InNOVate 2019 challenge in the US discovered Inovues, whose glazing shield can increase window insulation by up to tenfold without having to change the entire window!Learn more about NOVA
The inauguration of the FabLab in Herzogenrath, Germany, last April is one of this year's initiatives aimed at stimulating creative thinking and developing a culture of innovation at the individual level.Read our story
Continuous learning and improvement
Considering failure as learning opportunity? 78% of our employees who participated in our first global internal survey at the end of this year, say it is a reality in their team.An agile and learning Company