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OUR PERFORMANCE

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

  • Improving people’s lives by creating better buildings

    We help to improve daily lives by creating, advocating for and designing solutions that focus on improving the performance and comfort of buildings, infrastructure, transportation and healthcare systems. We do this through collaboration with partners to create new products and systems to meet our customers and societies needs and through advocating for improvements in policy and regulations that support a built environment that delivers better performing buildings.

    Our focus on this subject is founded on research and a strong belief that better performing buildings enhance people’s sense of wellbeing, improve educational results, help

    people heal better in healthcare settings and make those using buildings more productive and efficient.

  • Advocating for better standards in buildings

    We continue to develop our systems approach to designing buildings and highlighting the essential need for a high-performing building fabric.

    We believe our business has a strong role to play in helping the industry to shape future policy with the aim of creating better performing buildings that bring improved comfort, for their occupants.

    Our approach to advocacy is founded on principles of: collaborating with others, building partnerships, respecting different points of views and being transparent in our views. We always seek to act in accordance with our principles of respect of the law, respect for health and safety, professionalism and integrity

  • Investing in training and skills

    We continue to invest in training for professionals, SME’s and young people. We do this to provide them with skills and accreditations to be able to construct high performing buildings, develop successful businesses and build fulfilling careers in the industry.

    Our 8 training centres deliver training in specific trades or products and create an understanding of the role tradespeople play in creating efficient buildings. We deliver training to more than 4,000 students or apprentices each year through our extensive Thistle Partnership with more than 85 colleges in the UK & Ireland and are on-track to meet our 2020 target to provide more than 250,000 hours of training to tradespeople.

    We also work to help the industry reach young people, and inform and excite them about the wide variety of careers in our industry.

1 Commitment: Sustainable Buildings

Indicators

  • Multi Comfort Buildings
  • Sustainable Construction Leader
  • Customer training in sustainable buildings
  • Construction apprentices and student training

Target:

NEW BUILD AND RENOVATION REFERENCE EXEMPLARS DEVELOPED IN RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL SECTORS

2017
  • Target no longer applicable
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

Target Date:

Target ended in 2017


Status:

No longer applicable

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

Target:

TO HAVE 55%+ SCORE FOR 'LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION' BY 2020

2017
  • Percentage score
  • 48%*
2016
  • Percentage score
  • 35%*
2015
  • Percentage score
  • 35%
2014
  • Percentage score
  • 35%

Target Date:

2020


Status:

New

*Sustainable Leadership: Data is recorded every three years via interviews with 900 external stakeholders. In 2017 900 interviews were undertaken as part of our brand journey.

Target:

TO HAVE DELIVERED 250,000 HOURS (AGGREGATE) OF CUSTOMER TRAINING BETWEEN 2013-2020

2017
  • Annual Progress
  • 30,745
  • Aggregate accumulated hours training delivered (2013-2017)
  • 111,188
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

Target Date:

2020


Status:

On Track

Training. In 2016 there was 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:

TO HAVE TRAINED 4,000 STUDENTS/APPRENTICES EACH YEAR VIA THISTLE COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP

2017
  • students/apprentices trained each year
  • 4,655
2016
  • students/apprentices trained each year
  • 4,727
2015
  • students/apprentices trained each year
  • 3,800
2014
  • students/apprentices trained each year
  • 4000+

Target Date:

2020


Status:

On Track

Supporting Content

  • SAINT-GOBAIN UK & IRELAND GENDER PAY GAP [2018 Data]

    The gender pay gap measures the difference between average pay for men and women across our organisation. This report covers the period up to 5th April 2018. Published on the 4th April 2019.

    Corporate Literature
  • 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