Research and Innovation are at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s strategy. The Group’s research focuses both on breakthrough innovations and on continuously improving its products, processes and services in a spirit of openness and attentiveness to customer needs.

Innovation in Saint-Gobain

Being at the heart of Saint-Gobain strategy Innovation is a top priority for the Group. 23 % of Saint-Gobain sales are generated through products that were delveloped less than five years ago and for the fourth consecutivve year the Group was named among the Top 100 Global Innovators  by Thomson Reuters in 2014.

Innovation is at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s strategy. More than 23% of our sales are generated through products which were developed less than five years ago.

Pierre-André de Chalendar,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

CHanges call for innovation

All the sectors in which Saint-Gobain operates are changing faster than ever before. The building industry, traditionally perceived as being conservative, is now experiencing major transformations.

The competitive environment is becoming tougher every day, and companies must remain agile to anticipate future challenges if they want to develop their business. To meet these challenges, Saint-Gobain places innovation at the heart of its strategy.

R&D objectives are aligned with the Group's needs and ambitions to ensure that Saint-Gobain can compete successfully, explore new horizons and recruit top talent.