The company focuses particularly hard on developing the next generation of the green workforce, as well as blue- and white-collar Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workers.
Through two key partnerships, US2020 and YouthBuild USA, Saint-Gobain is helping educate future generations about sustainable building and environmental preservation by our own example and large mentorship.
Saint-Gobain is involved in a variety of social responsibility programs, examples of which include:
Community Outreach and the Saint-Gobain Foundation
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 Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation provides financial and other types of assistance to a broad range of non-profit organizations. The Foundation prioritizes community involvement, energy and the environment as well as those causes closest to the hearts of our employees.
Established in 2001 through the combination of the CertainTeed and Norton Foundations, the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation is committed to putting the power of our people and our products directly into the hands of the communities in which our employees live and work.
We never forget that we are members of the local community and stewards of the built and natural environments in which we live, work and play.
Employee Matching Grants
Saint-Gobain's dedication to philanthropy extends between corporate offices and to our exceptional employees.
The Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation Direct Grants program supports non-profit organizations where our employees live and work.