Skip to main content

Saint-Gobain uses cookies to deliver superior functionality and to enhance your experience of our websites. Information about our cookie policy can be found here.
Continued use of this site indicates that you accept this policy.

NEW: JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER FOR INDUSTRY UPDATES AND OUR LATEST NEWS!
Subscribe Now

OUR PERFORMANCE

We are committed to reporting our progress against CSR targets as transparently as possible

  • Ensuring our materials are responsible sourced

    Our supply chain is critical to our goal to be a responsible business. We have over 25,000 suppliers from 40 countries.

    Our key challenge is the size and breadth of our supply chain - with 36 businesses and a mix of local, national and international suppliers and an annual spend of more than £2bn.

    Having transparency of our supply is ever more important. We have recently implemented a new approach to discovering and addressing potential hotspots in our supply chain that requires further exploration and investigation. This new approach identified two areas where we have recently focussed: Bulk Bags for heavy building materials and Mika (a quarried or mined mineral that is a raw ingredient in our Gypsum activities). We assess and audit our suppliers and, if needed work with them to improve performance, in terms of their health and safety, employment conditions and staff welfare.

    Six of our businesses are certified under the Building Research Establishment [BRE’s] 50001 standard for responsible sourced products. As a large supplier of timber we aim for 100% of timber sourced from recognised responsible sourcing schemes such as FSC or PEFC.

  • Modern Slavery

    Modern Slavery and the responsibility of our supply chain is an increasingly important area for us, and our stakeholders. We published our Modern Slavery Statement on our website and particularly focussed on three areas: our industry, internal training and high risk areas.

    We work with the charity Stronger Together whose aim is to reduce modern slavery, particularly hidden forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers. We support the industry by helping Stronger Together to develop tools, resources, best practices and training aids for businesses in the sector to understand the risks of modern slavery and how to work to understand and address supply chain risks.

  • Creating local social value

    We continue to invest in supporting small local construction businesses and entrepreneurs via our Entrepreneurship Foundation launched in 2015. We have evolved the Foundation to include a new partnership with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs [IOEE], to combine with our partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board to develop the programme for the Foundation. Those who join our Foundation, which is free to join and fully funded by Saint-Gobain now receive a years accredited business training and a Professional Diploma in Managing a Small Business from the IOEE.

    Our aim is to support 150 SME’s by 2020. To date we have supported 47 small entrepreneurial businesses.

4 Commitment: Community

Indicators

  • Supply chain
  • Entrepreneurship Foundation
  • Charity and community

Target:

NUMBER OF BES 6001 RESPONSIBLE SOURCING CERTIFICATIONS

2017
  • total
  • 5
2016
  • total
  • 4
2015
  • total
  • 3

BES6001: The five businesses with BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certification are: Gyproc , British Gypsum, Isover, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain, PAM.

Target:

TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT 150 SME'S

2017
  • total
  • 25
  • Cumulative
  • 47
2016
  • total
  • 0
2015
  • total
  • 22

Target Date:

2020


Status:

On Track

Cumulative total combines all SME's supported directed via our Entreprenuership Foundation from 2015 to date.

Target:

TOTAL CHARITABLE DONATIONS VIA TOGETHER PARTNERSHIP

2017
  • total
  • £606,811.44
2016
  • total
  • £441, 790.68
2015
  • total
  • £597,627
2014
  • total
  • £402,373
2013
  • total
  • £194,616

Supporting Content

  • The Saint-Gobain Group Presentation 2019 [PPT]

    A 2019 PowerPoint overview of the Saint-Gobain Group & UK & Ireland business [PPT Format]

    PowerPoint Presentations
  • Payment Practices and Performance Report

    Reporting on Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland's Payment Practices and Performance Report (July 2018 - December 2018).

    Corporate Literature
  • Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland: CSR Review 2018

    Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2018 - reviewing performance in 2017 and 2018.

    CSR
  • EHS Roadmap 2025

    Download our EHS 2025 roadmap, setting out our blueprint for success.

    CSR
  • SAINT-GOBAIN'S WWF TIMBER STATEMENT 2017

    Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Uk & Ireland's 2017 Timber Report as part of our membership of the WWF's Global Forest Trade Network Programme.

    CSR
  • SAINT-GOBAIN'S WWF TIMBER STATEMENT 2016

    Read Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK & Ireland's latest WWF Global Forest Trade Network report, detailing our performance with regards to timber sourcing.

    CSR
  • SAINT-GOBAIN'S WWF TIMBER STATEMENT 2015

    Saint-Gobain's 2015 statement on forest products as a member of the WWF's Global Forest Trade Network.

    CSR
  • SAINT-GOBAIN UK & IRELAND CSR REVIEW 2014 & 2015

    Full CSR Review for the period 2014 and 2015.

    CSR
  • CSR REVIEW: SAINT-GOBAIN PAM 2016

    Full CSR Review for 2016 from Saint-Gobain brand, Saint-Gobain PAM.

    CSR
  • CSR REVIEW - BRITISH GYPSUM 2015

    Ful CSR Review for 2015 from Saint-Gobain brand, British Gypsum.

    CSR
  • CSR REVIEW: JEWSON 2014

    Full CSR Review 2014 from Saint-Gobain brand, Jewson.

    CSR
  • WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL - HEALTH, WELLBEING & PRODUCTIVITY IN OFFICES

    Key findings

    Industry Reports
  • Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland: CSR Review 2016/17

    CSR Review for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland covering the period 2016/17.

    CSR