Saint-Gobain celebrated its 350th anniversary, 350 reasons to believe in the future in 2015. Backed by its experience and capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, creates and delivers innovative and high-performance solutions to enhance our habitat and our daily life.
As one of the world's top 100 innovators, Saint-Gobain spends €400m a year on R&D globally, tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. One in five products manufactured by Saint-Gobain did not exist 5 years ago.
Saint-Gobain’s global strategy is focused around meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient.
Saint-Gobain in the UK and Ireland is committed to investing in training for the next generation of contractors and professionals, as well as supporting existing professionals looking to upskill. Our Training Academy Network, including Greenworks, has delivered more than 70,000 hours of training since 2011.
Saint-Gobain is present in 66 countries and employs over 180,000 people worldwide, including over 17,000 in the UK & Ireland. It was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale - and has continued to grow its business via the ongoing development of new services, products and ways of working with customers.
In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector are part of the Group, including British Gypsum, Isover, Glassolutions, Saint-Gobain Weber, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Celotex and Ecophon. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.