Commitments

In Saint-Gobain we are committed to making a change. Being the reference for sustainable habitat means we have duties towards all our stakeholders: this is Saint-Gobain’s corporate social responsibility.

In Saint-Gobain we are committed to making a change. Being the reference for sustainable habitat means we have duties towards all our stakeholders: this is Saint-Gobain’s corporate social responsibility.

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Nordic Built

In the Nordic and Baltic countries Saint-Gobain is a member of the Nordic Built Charter, emphazising the Groups focus on sustainability.

Nordic Built is an initiative from the Nordic Council of Ministers to accelerate the development of sustainable building concepts in the Nordic countries, and supporting the ten principles of the charter correlates well with Saint-Gobain’s focus on sustainability

THE NORDIC BUILT PRINCIPLES

  • We will create a built environment that:
  • Is made for people and promotes quality of life
  • Pushes the limits of sustainable performance, as a result of our innovative mind-set and high level of knowledge
  • Merges urban living with the qualities of nature
  • Achieves zero emissions over its lifecycle
  • Is functional, smart and aesthetically appealing, building on th ebest of the Nordic design tradition
  • Is robust, durable, flexible and timeless - built to las
  • Utilises local resources and is adapted to local conditions
  • Is prodcued and maintained through partnerships founded on transparent colloboration across borders and disciplines
  • Employs concepts that are scalable and used globally
  • Profits people, business and the environment

www.nordicinnovation.org/nordicbuilt

Global Impact

Saint-Gobain joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2003. Global Compact is an international initiative involving more than 2000 companies, NGO's and civil society organizations around ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor rights, the environment and the fight against corruption. Using this international network, the aim is to jointly contribute towards developing a humane and sustainable economy. By joining Global Compact, Saint-Gobain undertakes to integrate the 10 principles in its strategi and operations. 

Furthermore in 2009, Saint-Gobain endorsed two documents related to the Global Compact: 

  • Caring for climate - to fight against change CEO Water mandate - for Water Resource Protection as part of the UN´s Millennium Development Goals 

www.unglobalcompact.org

Se4all

During the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen in October 2014, Saint-Gobain CEO and Chairman, Pierre-André de Chalendar, signed the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. SE4ALL was launched in 2012 and aims to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people by ensuring universal access to modern energy services, increasing the share of renewable energy sources around the world, and improving energy efficiency. The initiative is led by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society. Launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2011, it has three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030:

  • Providing universal access to moddern energy services
  • Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

www.se4all.org

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