Saint-Gobain Group

About Saint-Gobain

As a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction sector and industrial markets. The solutions can be found everywhere in our day-to-day lives: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and many industrial applications. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, lightweight construction and the decarbonisation of the construction sector and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process. They offer people enhanced comfort and performance through innovation. They offer sustainability and performance. The Saint-Gobain Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “Making the world a better home”.

Get to know the people behind Saint-Gobain and find out how they work to turn our vision into reality each and every day: to become the leading solution provider in light and sustainable construction.

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Making the World a better Home

Our purpose – Our corporate purpose sets the course for our Common Future

Working with and for our customers, we design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions that have a positive impact on everyone’s life and wellbeing, enhance quality of life and productivity, and at the same time protect our planet.

Our purpose reflects who we are

Over 350 years of history, our collective strength and leadership obligates and empowers us to address major challenges facing humanity, including climate change, resource protection and inclusion. We are both an international and multi-local company, fully integrated into the territories where we operate to support their vitality and help build a fairer and more sustainable, open and engaging world.

Our purpose is a call to action.

Our approach is focused on the future. Together with our customers, partners and all our stakeholders, it guides our action to unleash individual and collective aspirations, and enable everyone to live better in the world. It calls on us to innovate openly, with the ever-renewed ambition of better uniting humanity and nature for the common good.

Our purpose is based on values that guide us.

We carry out our business in compliance with our Principles of Conduct and Action and the humanist values that permeate our corporate culture. Listening, dialogue, care, solidarity, trust and respect for difference are central to our commitment.

This is the profound ambition of our purpose: to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live.

Constructing a sustainable Future by Saint-Gobain


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The founding of the Saint-Gobain Group dates back to the 16th century. King Henri II had a glaziery built that was licensed to produce what was called “Venetian glass” – known today as mirror glass. In 1665, under King Louis XIV, the Royal Manufactory of Mirror Glass of Saint-Gobain was founded. The first major order for the young company was the production of glass for the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. Today, Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s 100 largest industrial companies, with its headquarters in Paris.


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