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CSR REPORTING THAT’S AS CLEAR AS GLASS
COMMITTED TO OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY

OUR PERFORMANCE

We are committed to reporting our progress against CSR targets as transparently as possible. In recognition that different stakeholders want different things, we present our performance data in different formats, both PDF and interactive.

We know we're on a journey with our reporting. There are still many areas we want to improve. In data collection,  'Scope 3' reporting [e.g air, business travel, waste disposal environment impacts] and other areas. We aim to improve year-on-year, and be honest about the good and the bad.

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Interactive data centre

enables online readers to choose the data of most interest and see how this compares against previous years or targets

01

COMMITMENT: invent sustainable buildings

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

New build and renovation reference exemplars developed in residential and non-residential sectors

2016

 

number of reference exemplars developed: 1 Complete 2 in planning

2015

 

number of reference exemplars developed: 2 [Underway]

2014

 

number of reference exemplars developed: 1 [Underway]

1 New Build started in 2014 to complete 2016, 1 Renovation underway in 2015 to finish September 2016

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

To have 55%+ score for 'leadership in sustainable construction' by 2020

2016

 

percentage score: 35%*

2015

 

percentage score: 35%

2014

 

percentage score: 35%

*The next Brand Barometer survey will be undertaken in Q2 2017 – therefore no new data is reported for 2016

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

To have delivered 250,000 hours (aggregate) of customer training between 2013-2020

2016

 

Annual Progress: 20,130
Aggregate accumulated hours training delivered (2013-2016): 80,443

2015

 

Annual Progress: 19,559
Aggregate accumulated hours training delivered (2013-2015): 60,313

2014

 

Annual Progress: 16,526
Aggregate accumulated hours training delivered (2013-2014): 40,754

2013

 

Annual Progress: 24,228

Training. In 2016 there has been a change of scope. In 2015 data included 'internal' training of colleagues. In 2016 data and future years will include only external/customer training.

Target date:
2020
Status:
On-Track

Target:

To have trained 4,000 students/apprentices each year via Thistle College Partnership

2016

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 4,727

2015

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 3,800

2014

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 4000+

02

COMMITMENT: environmental impacts

Target date:
2020
Status:
On-Track

Target:

All sites ISO 14001 certified

2016

 

Concerned sites: 100%
Retail sites: 73%

2015

 

Concerned sites: 97.7%
Retail sites: 67%

2014

 

Concerned sites: 96%
Retail sites: 67%

Concerned Sites: Concerned sites are major manufacturing sites with a large environmental impact in terms of energy use or water use. For water it covers sites consuming more than 10,000m3 of water per year and for energy use it covers sites consuming more than 10,000 MWh of electricity per annum, based on 2013 data.

Target date:
2020
Status:
On-track

Target:

To supply 100% sustainable timber
  • Combined Sustainable Timber
  • Due diligence, legally verified
  • Limited knowledge
  • Reclaimed/recycled

2016

 
99.3% Combined Sustainable Timber
0.8% Due diligence
0% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled

2015

 
98% Combined Sustainable Timber
1% Due diligence
0% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled

2014

 
98% Combined Sustainable Timber
2% Due diligence
0% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled

2013

 
98% Combined Sustainable Timber
2% Due diligence
1% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled
Target date:
2020
Status:
Behind

Target:

To have zero production waste to landfill by 2020*

2016

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 9,319

2015

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 10,493

2014

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 11,549

2013

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 10,801

*Scope is Concerned Sites only

Concerned Sites: Concerned sites are major manufacturing sites with a large environmental impact in terms of energy use or water use. For water it covers sites consuming more than 10,000m3 of water per year and for energy use it covers sites consuming more than 10,000 MVh of electricity per annum, based on 2013 data.

Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

Reduce water use by 15% (2010 baseline)

2016

 

Total water withdrawn [excl mines] (m3): 2,197,700
Total water discharged (m3): 949,799

2015

 

Total water withdrawn [excl mines] (m3): 2,119,796
Total water discharged (m3): 947,954

2014

 

Total water withdrawn [excl mines] (m3): 2,092,360
Total water discharged (m3): 955,895

2013

 

Total water withdrawn [excl mines] (m3): 1,927,112
Total water discharged (m3): 929,969

 

Water Discharge m3: Unfortunately when we compare the data we see a continued rise in the total volume. This can mainly be attributed to increased production requirements with the main contributors being the Saint-Gobain PAM and British Gypsum Mines.

Concerned sites: Concerned sites are major manufacturing sites with a large environmental impact in terms of energy use or water use. For water it covers sites consuming more than 10,000m3 of water per year and for energy use it covers sites consuming more than 10,000 MVh of electricity per annum, based on 2013 data.

Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

2% reduction in total energy use per annum (2010 baseline)- A total of 15% reduction by 2025

2016

 

total: 2,345,999
Electricity consumption (MWh): 418,795

2015

 

total: 2,193,979
Electricity consumption (MWh): 381,633

2014

 

total: 1,940,994
Electricity consumption (MWh): 250,112

2013

 

total: 1,782,715

 

Total energy- gas and electricity- in MWh.

Note: An important scope change took place in 2016. See footer note for more detail.

Target date:
2030
Status:
On track

Target:

80% low carbon electricty sources
  • Conventional grid
  • Renewable Electricity

2016

 
7.7% Conventional grid
92.3% Renewable Electricity

2015

 
35% Conventional grid
65% Renewable Electricity

2014

 
56% Conventional grid
44% Renewable Electricity

2013

 
63% Conventional grid
37% Renewable Electricity
 

This includes electricity purchased through our Power Purchase Agreement. In 2015 this was 6% and in 2014 14%.

Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

To reduce our CO2 emissions by 20% by 2025 (2010 baseline)

2016

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 354,013
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes):
- Location-based (tonnes CO2): 172,835
- Market-based (tonnes CO2): 13,560
Scope 3 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): 70,377

2015

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes CO2): 346,251
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes):
- Location-based (tonnes CO2): 180,330
- Market-based (tonnes CO2): N/A
Scope 3 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): 66,500

2014

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 355,888
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes):
- Location-based (tonnes CO2): 135,310
- Market-based (tonnes CO2): N/A
Scope 3 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): N/A

2013

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 329,278
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes):
- Location-based (tonnes CO2): N/A
- Market-based (tonnes CO2): N/A
Scope 3 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): N/A

 
Status:
New

Target:

Proportion of energy covered by ISO50001 certifications

2016

 

total: 78.76%

 

Total Energy Use: There has been a change of scope for total consumption with data now being based on GAIA (internal Saint-Gobain system) data. This changed the SGBD UK scope and accounts for approx 20,000 MWh additional gas consumption.

Location Based Emissions: The Location based emissions redefined by the Carbon Disclosure Project. These are the emissions had we purchased electricity directly from the grid.

Market Based Emissions: The Market based emissions are defined by the Carbon Disclosure Project. These are the actual emissions from the generators from who we purchase electricity in the period. This figures represents our actual Scope 2 indirect purchased electricity emissions.

Scope 3 Emissions: 2015 was teh baseline for the data on Scope 3 emissions.

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

Zero EVE 1

2016

 

total: 2

2015

 

total: 0

2014

 

total: 0

 
Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

Zero EVE 2

2016

 

total: 61

2015

 

total: 58

2014

 

total: 64

 

Target:

T2E (YTD)

2016

 

total: 95.7*

 

*TSE Indicator: Saint-Gobain Group now use the T2E measure for reporting Environmental Events.
This is the number of major and significant events per 100 sites and is reported as a rolling 12 month figure.
The T2E measure is for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
Behind

Target:

Assessment of species within 5 miles of our concerned sites (100%)

2016

 

total: 34%

2015

 

total: 34%

% of concerned sites

Concerned Sites: Concerned sites are major manufacturing sites with a large environmental impact in terms of energy use or water use. For water it covers sites consuming more than 10,000m3 of water per year and for energy use it covers sites consuming more than 10,000 MWh of electricity per annum, based on 2013 data.

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
Behind

Target:

Action plans in place for concerned sites (100%)

2016

 

total: 34%

2015

 

total: 34%

% age of concerned sites

Concerned Sites: Concerned sites are major manufacturing sites with a large environmental impact in terms of energy use or water use. For water it covers sites consuming more than 10,000m3 of water per year and for energy use it covers sites consuming more than 10,000 MWh of electricity per annum, based on 2013 data.

03

COMMITMENT: professional growth

Target date:
2020
Status:
On Track

Target:

Top Employer recognition

2016

 

recognised: yes

2015

 

recognised: yes

2014

 

recognised: yes

 
 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Zero businesses with engagement score <75%

2016

 

3 out of 8 businesses

2015

 

12 out of 15 businesses

2014

 

4 out of 17 businesses

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Absence <2% by 2020

2016

 

total: 1.88%*

2015

 

total: 2.12%

*2016 was the baseline for aggregates UK & Ireland absence rate

Employee Engagement: The figures presented represent the number of businesses who undertook employee engagement surveys in that calendar year.

Target:

Gender diversity*

Management

Non-management

Target date:
2025
  • Management male
  • Management female [Target 25% by 2025]

2016

 
84.6% Management male
15.4% Management female

2015

 
85% Management male
15% Management female

2014

 
85% Management male
15% Management female

2013

 
87% Management male
13% Management female
  • Non-management male
  • Non-management female

2016

 
81.9% Non-management male
18.1% Non-management female

2015

 
82% Non-management male
18% Non-management female

2014

 
80% Non-management male
20% Non-management female

2013

 
83% Non-management male
17% Non-management female
 

*UK only

 

Target:

Employees under 26

2016

 

total: 9.24%

2015

 

total: 11%

2014

 

total: 10%

2013

 

total: 7%

 

Target:

Employees over 50+

2016

 

total: 34.9%*

 

*2016 was the baseline for publication of this data

Target:

Employees recruited during the year 50+

2016

 

total: 14.1%*

 

*2016 was the baseline for publication of this data

Target:

Number of employees working beyond normal retirement age

2016

 

total: 1032 [615 FTE]

 

*2016 was the baseline for publication of this data

Gender Pay: In 2018 we will publish further details regarding gender based pay.

BITC Diversity Index: We did not participate in 2016, we will again in 2018 following the launch of our Strategic Diversity Roadmap.

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

Zero lost time injury rate (TF1)

2016

 

total: 1.7

2015

 

total: 1.4

2014

 

total: 1.1

2013

 

total: 1.1

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

Zero total recordable incident rate (TF2)

2016

 

total: 2.8

2015

 

total: 2.8

2014

 

total: 2.7

2013

 

total: 6.8

 
 
 

Target:

By 2020 to have reduced our top three organisational health risks.

2016

 

Physiological: Down 15.1%
Diet Quality: Down 11.5%
Cardio Vascular: Down 11.4%
Alcohol Consumption: Down 10.4%
Sleep: Down 8.7%
BMI: Down 8.3%
Stress: Down 8.0%
Blood pressure: Down 6.9%
Cholesterol: Down 5.8%
Cancer: Down 3.6%
Smoking: Down 3.3%
Sedentary: Down 2.8%
Musculoskeletal: Down 2.0%
Diabetes: Down 1.8%

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Reduce the health age [fitness] of our organisation by 2020 years

2016

 

total: 1,360

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

10,000 employees actively engaging with the Employee Health and Wellbeing online portal

2016

 

total: 6,123

2015

 

total: 4,295

2014

 

total: 2,025

Target:

Employees undertaking training during the year

2016

 

Total: 18,548
Total training hours: 145,228
Average training hours per employee: 7.83

2015

 

Total: 8,132
Total training hours: 155,264
Average training hours per employee: 9.19

2014

 

Total: 7,000
Total training hours: 147,000
Average training hours per employee: 8.64

2013

 

Total: 8,714
Total training hours: 137,899
Average training hours per employee: 8.16

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
On Track

Target:

Total Annual Career movers

2016

 

total: 1,984

2015

 

total: 306

2014

 

total: 170

2013

 

total: 141

Employees Undertaking training: During 2016 we have seen significant growth of digital training for colleagues.

Total Career Moves: This includes a new scope for 2016 data taking account of Functional mobility, Cross business mobility, Promotions and Step Progressions.

University Partnerships: We have partnerships with the following Universities based on key skill areas: Warwick; DMU; Loughborough University; Leeds University; Cranfield; Birmingham City; and Exeter (Camborne School of Mines).

Target date:
2020

Target:

A BITC Business Class relationship is operational for every brand

2016

 

total: 6

2015

 

total: 7

2014

 

total: 6

 

Brands include: CTD/Weber/PAM/British Gypsum/Graham/Gibbs&Dandy/Delegation

Target date:
2020
Status:
On Track

Target:

At least 6 university partnerships in key business areas

2016

 

total: 8

2015

 

total: 10

2014

 

total: 10

Employees Undertaking training: During 2016 we have seen significant growth of digital training for colleagues.

Total Career Moves: This includes a new scope for 2016 data taking account of Functional mobility, Cross business mobility, Promotions and Step Progressions.

University Partnerships: We have partnerships with the following Universities based on key skill areas: Warwick; DMU; Loughborough University; Leeds University; Cranfield; Birmingham City; and Exeter (Camborne School of Mines).

04

COMMITMENT: community

Target date:
2018
Status:
On Track

Target:

90% Supplier Charter sign up

2016

 

total: 71.5%

2015

 

total: 46%

 

Target:

Number of BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certifications

2016

 

total: 4

2015

 

total: 3

 

BES6001: Brands that have BES 6001 Certification are: Gyproc; British Gypsum; Saint-Gobain PAM; and Saint-Gobain Glass

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
On Track

Target:

To directly support 150 SME's

2016

 

total: 0

2015

 

total: 22

 

Period Aggregate: 2015 – 2020

Target:

Total charitable donations via Together Partnership

2016

 

total: £441, 790.68

2015

 

total: £597,627

2014

 

total: £402,373

2013

 

total: £194,616

WE LISTEN, PUBLISH AND ACT

Our aim is to provide meaningful and transparent reporting on our progress. So, we give our Advisory Panel the opportunity to comment on our annual CSR Review, we publish their unedited views and take action where necessary.

Advisory Panel Comments

We’re pleased to see the progress being made by Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland in their 2014/2015 CSR Review. In a number of areas the Review represents considerable positive progress in the business’ approach to CSR and reporting their performance. In particular we would like to highlight the openness and transparency of its reporting. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland present an open and honest account of its progress and it’s a very positive signal of the culture now present that the business highlights areas of challenge in terms of CSR, not just to areas of success. This signifies a big step forward for the business. We’re also pleased to see more prominence and visibility being given to the businesses’ core Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. Another important step forward.

It is clear that Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland continue to struggle with aspects of data collection, in some cases this makes it difficult to understand the scope and period of reported information. Although we recognise this is reflected in the Review itself as an area for future development and ongoing challenge. We would recommend Saint-Gobain consider the following areas:

  • Business Value: How can Saint-Gobain show, more clearly, the financial case and business value of sustainable operations.

  • Targets: Targets could be more stretching in some cases. Some targets are too far away and there is a lack balance between short and longer term targets. This, together with greater clarity of baseline of data, would enable stakeholders to more easily understand the business’ ambitions and its performance against those ambitions.

  • Performance: We would recommend more evidence of progress in following specific and significant material issues; pallet re-use, customer waste, employee development & training programmes.

  • Opportunities: Saint-Gobain should give greater prominence to the opportunities CSR presents; in particular Saint-Gobain’s cross-brand opportunities and how it believes it can impact positively on sustainability in its broader industry/society through its products, processes and even business model.

  • Panel Feedback: Improve how Saint-Gobain acknowledge and respond to the comments and feedback of this Panel and how it influences Saint-Gobain’s actions.

  • Reporting: Finally, Saint-Gobain should find ways to give visibility to the progress its different brands are making, and to clearly benchmark these brands against each other and group goals. Whilst we recognise Saint-Gobain is reporting at an aggregated level but that means this report is the sum of its parts.  Greater visibility on the performance of its trading operations would be a very positive step to further increase openness and transparency.

We would like to congratulate Saint-Gobain on the progress it has shown in the latest Review and support its approach to reporting every two years. We continue to recognise the positive approach and commitment Saint-Gobain shows to its CSR strategy and believe it is in a strong position to show leadership in its sector.

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