September 20, 2016 | Malvern, PA United States

Saint-Gobain Named a Finalist for Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 2016 Healthiest Company Awards

Saint-Gobain will be honored as a leader in Greater Philadelphia for its commitment to employee health and wellness
Malvern, Pa. – Sept. 20, 2016 Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, today announced the company has been named a finalist for Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 2016 Healthiest Company Awards. The Healthiest Company Awards celebrate 29 companies in Greater Philadelphia that have demonstrated a commitment to employees through health and wellness programs.

Award finalists were selected by an independent committee of local business leaders based on the engagement, effectiveness and return on investment of each company’s health-conscious practices.

“This year’s healthiest companies are serious about creating programs that provide employees with the resources they need to enrich their well-being,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “Simply put, by investing in employee wellness, these companies are investing in their own success.”

Saint-Gobain emphasizes employee health and wellness through a variety of offered benefits, including personal health coaching, weight management and nutrition classes, tobacco cessation reimbursement and support tools.

Additionally, Saint-Gobain’s new North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pa., is a next-generation workplace that maximizes the comfort and health of employees through the use of a wide range of the company’s building materials that improve air quality, moisture management, acoustics, energy efficiency, thermal management and ergonomics. The Headquarters also features an on-site fitness center, a cafeteria with healthy food options and 1.2 miles of outdoor walking trails.

“Our employees are always at the forefront of our business practices from the health and wellness benefits we offer to the decision to move our North American Headquarters and create a dynamic, state-of-the-art workplace experience,” said Susan Nutson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Saint-Gobain Corporation. “We aim to provide the best work experience possible to attract and retain top talent.”

Saint-Gobain will be recognized for this prestigious achievement at an award ceremony that will be held this evening.


About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to The Statue of Liberty and The World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement.

In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Experience our innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision-makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas.

Media Contacts
Saint-Gobain in North America:
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
610-341-7031 (office)
484-919-2103 (mobile)

Brownstein Group for Saint-Gobain in North America:
Shari Rosen
267-238-4132 (office)
609-230-7561 (mobile)