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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

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:

55%+ score for leadership in sustainable construction

2015

 

percentage score: 35%*

2014

 

percentage score: 35%

*Next Barometer planned for 2017

Target date:
2015
Status:
Achieved

Target:

150 colleagues trained by end 2015

2015

 

colleagues trained: 168

2014

 

colleagues trained: 142

2013

 

colleagues trained: 5

Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

% of products (by turnover) covered by verified EPD's- 82% by 2018

2015

 

Accredited EPD's: 70.8%*

*Only refers to construction materials manufacturing businesses

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

250,000 hours (aggregate) of customer training provided between 2013-2020

2015

 

hours (aggregate) of customer training: 67,243*

2014

 

hours (aggregate) of customer training: 48,574

2013

 

hours (aggregate) of customer training: 43,936

*Includes 28,776 via Greenworks Academy and 38,467 via Saint-Gobain Technical Academies

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

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

2015

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 3,800

2014

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 4000+

**Deliverd via online learning hub


Target:

Number of apprentices trained at Saint-Gobain Academies

2015

 

students/apprentices trained each year: NA

2014

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 24

2013

 

students/apprentices trained each year: 73

We now partner with 4 colleges nationally to support delivery of Interior Systems apprenticeships. 70 apprentices and 21 students supported in 2015-16 academic year. Saint-Gobain Technical Academies now focus on delivery of specialist upskilling programmes (SUP) for qualifying candidates to NVQ Level 2. This is in support of the FIS 2020 strategy to qualify circa 23,500 tradespeople in the sector without a Level 2 qualification.

02

COMMITMENT: environmental impacts

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

All sites ISO 14001 certified

2014

 

Concerned sites: 97.7%
Retail sites: 67%

2013

 

Concerned sites: 96%
Retail sites: 67%

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

100% sustainable timber
  • FSC certified
  • PEFC/controlled wood sources
  • Due diligence, legally verified
  • Limited knowledge
  • Reclaimed/recycled

2015

 
66% FSC certified
32% PEFC/controlled wood sources
2% Due diligence
0% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled

2014

 
72% FSC certified
26% PEFC/controlled wood sources
2% Due diligence
0% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled

2013

 
61% FSC certified
35% PEFC/controlled wood
2% Due diligence
1% Limited knowledge
0% Reclaimed /recycled
 
Target date:
2015
Status:
Achieved

Target:

100% FSC pallet procurement

2015

 

FSC pallet procurement: 100%

2014

 

FSC pallet procurement: 100%

 
Target date:
2016
Status:
New

Target:

Establish process for measuring pallet re-use

2015

 

Status: on track

2014

 

Status: NA

Target date:
2020
Status:
Behind

Target:

Zero production waste to landfill by 2020

2015

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 10,493
Waste generated (tonnes)*: 29,312

2014

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 11,549
Waste generated (tonnes)*: 30,759

2013

 

Total landfill (tonnes)*: 10,801
Waste generated (tonnes)*: 34,747

2.8% decrease in 2015 vs 2013

Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

Reduce water use by 15% (2010 baseline)

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 withdrawn: 7.3% increase on 2013 baseline

2013 figure corrected and restated. 2015: 1.9% increase on 2013 baseline

Target date:
2015
Status:
New

Target:

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

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.

Target date:
2030
Status:
On track

Target:

80% low carbon electricty sources
  • Conventional grid
  • Low carbon electricity

2015

 
35% Conventional grid
65% Low carbon electricity

2014

 
56% Conventional grid
44% Low carbon electricity

2013

 
63% Conventional grid
37% Low carbon electricity
 

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

Target date:
2025
Status:
New

Target:

2020 reduction in CO2 emissions (2013 baseline)

2015

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 346,251
Scope 1 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): 66,500
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes): 180,330

2014

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 355,888
Scope 1 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): NA
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes): 135,310

2013

 

Scope 1 direct: emissions from concerned sites and SGBD sites (tonnes): 329,278
Scope 1 direct: SGBD car and commercial fleet (tonnes): NA
Scope 2 indirect: purchased electricity (tonnes): NA

 

2015 is a baseline year, with the data available for the first time.

An enlarged scope is in place for 2015 data, covering both concerned manufacturing sites and SGBD sites. 2013/2014 scope did not include SGBD sites. SGBD were calculated using CRC 2014/15 conversion

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

Zero EVE 1

2015

 

total: 0

2014

 

total: 0

 
Target date:
2025
Status:
Behind

Target:

Zero EVE 2

2015

 

total: 58

2014

 

total: 64

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Assessment of species within 5 miles (100%)

2015

 

total: 34%

2014

 

total: NA

% of concerned sites

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Action plans for concerned sites (100%)

2015

 

total: 34

2014

 

total: NA

% age of concerned sites

03

COMMITMENT: professional growth

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Top Employer recognition

2015

 

recognised: yes

2014

 

recognised: yes

2013

 

recognised: yes

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

10 brands in Best Places to Work

2015

 

recognised: 0

2014

 

recognised: 0

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Zero businesses with engagement score <75%

2015

 

Awaiting data

2014

 

total: 12

2013

 

total: 14

Data for businesses that conducted a survey that year

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Absence <2% by 2020

2015

 

total: 13.3% [2/15]

2014

 

total: 23.5% [4/17]

Target:

Gender diversity*

Management

Non-management

  • Management male
  • Management female [Target 30% by 2020]

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

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 date:
2022
Status:
New

Target:

BITC Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark: gold

2015

 

total: awaiting result

2014

 

total: awaiting result

Target date:
2020
Status:
On track

Target:

Zero lost time injury rate (TF1)

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)

2015

 

total: 2.8

2014

 

total: 2.7

2013

 

total: 6.8

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

25% increase in postive responses to wellbeing questions (2014 baseline)

2015

 

total: 88%

2014

 

total: 65%

 
Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

AXA Health age down 5yrs (2014 base)

2015

 

total: 43.1 yrs

2014

 

total: 43.6 yrs

 
Target date:
2030
Status:
New

Target:

AXA Health age down 10yrs (2014 base)

2015

 

total: 43.1 yrs

2014

 

total: 43.6 yrs

Target:

Employees undertaking training during the year

2015

 

Total: 8,132
Percentage: 47%
Total training hours: 157,264
Average training hours per employee: 9.19
Total career moves: 306

2014

 

Total: 7,000
Percentage: 41%
Total training hours: 147,000
Average training hours per employee: 8.64
Total career moves: 170

2013

 

Total: 8,714
Percentage: 50%
Total training hours: 137,899
Average training hours per employee: 8.16
Total career moves: 141*

*2014/15 data includes internal promotions; moves between businesses; moves between functions; international mobility. 2013 data excludes promotions.

Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

6 (min) university partnerships in key knowledge areas

2015

 

Total: 10+

2014

 

Total: 10

04

COMMITMENT: community

Target:

Number of BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certifications

2015

 

total: 3

 

PAM, BG and Saint-Gobain Glass

 
Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

100% Supplier Charter sign up*

2015

 

total: 46%

2014

 

total: NA

 

*Businesses with €100,000+ contracts

Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

Site audits for suppliers identified as high risk

2015

 

total: 2

2014

 

total: NA

 
Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

Ecovadis audit completion rate - target 90%*

2015

 

total: 60%

2014

 

total: NA

 

*Businesses > €100,000 + contracts and identified as high risk

Target date:
2020
Status:
New

Target:

Support 150 SMEs by 2020

2015

 

total: 22

Target date:
2018
Status:
New

Target:

BITC Business Class relationship for every brand

2015

 

total: 7*

2014

 

total: 6

 

*2015: CTD/Weber/PAM/ British Gypsum/Graham/Gibbs & Dandy/Delegation

Target:

Total charitable donations via Together Partnership

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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