Sustainability isn’t just about products: it’s about people, too. Saint-Gobain employees, suppliers, customers and the neighbors in the communities where our plants and other facilities are located, are part of our corporate "ecosystem," and as such, are partners in our ongoing efforts to shrink our environmental footprint.
Respect for and education of our stakeholders is one of Saint-Gobain's core values. This commitment can be seen in our unwavering emphasis on the health, safety and well-being of our employees, and in the extensive array of sustainability training programs we make available to both our own people and our professional customers. We believe our role in the world goes further than the traditional approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For most companies, CSR is simply an obligation, but at Saint-Gobain, we see beyond the basic responsibility to the community and the environment, to the true partnerships that allow us to innovate. It’s something we like to call "Corporate Social Innovation" and it fuels our passion for invention with a purpose.
“The building blocks of sustainable development are part of our core values, which are described in our Principles of Conduct and Action.”
Pierre-André de Chalendar Chief Executive Officer Compagnie de Saint- Gobain