Our mission is to create great places and improve daily lives.
As a business, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale - and has continued to grow its business through adapting and innovating to provide new services, products and ways of working with customers. Saint-Gobain now has more than 179,000 employees of over 100 nationalities, who are proud to help create great living places across the world through industrial and distribution businesses, and improve daily life for everyone.
Saint-Gobain in the UK and Ireland includes some of the best-known and respected companies in the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Graham, Weber, Isover, Glassolutions, Saint-Gobain PAM, and Ecophon. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create great living places and improve daily life.
Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland operates in three sectors:
Saint-Gobain operates across the UK and Ireland with a large industrial and manufacturing network comprising of 45 manufacturing sites making high performing products and solutions. We serve the construction sector, principally, but also the automotive, industrial, energy, agriculture and healthcare sectors. We also have a large retail network spanning more than 1,100 retail locations. This network supplies more than 400,000 general and specialist building materials.
Mike Chaldecott, CEO, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland:
"Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is a broad organisation comprising of 36 businesses. This means we occupy a unique position with the capability to effect real change through our commitments. We aim to operate our business with the highest levels of responsibility underpinned by strong values communicated in our Principles of Conduct & Action. We use this position to help our industry be recognised as one that is responsible, innovative, low-carbon and positively impacts on the wellbeing of individuals. The Saint-Gobain Group has a rich history and I am proud to lead the UK and Ireland into an exciting future full of potential."
Saint-Gobain's mission centres around creating great places to live and improving peoples’ daily life, which led to the development of the Multi Comfort building concept. The Multi Comfort design concept is about building and renovating homes, offices, schools, hospitals and other buildings in a way that gives improved comfort and wellbeing, whilst protecting the environment. To find out more about Multi Comfort in the UK & Ireland visit www.multicomfort.co.uk or visit the Saint-Gobain Group Multi Comfort website for a global overview of Multi Comfort.
To find out more, download the Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland overview document, which is featured below in 'Supporting Content'.
A 2019 PowerPoint overview of the Saint-Gobain Group & UK & Ireland business [PPT Format]
A 2019 overview of the Saint-Gobain Group and UK & Ireland business [PDF format].
Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2018 - reviewing performance in 2017 and 2018.
The Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation is an initiative by Saint-Gobain, in partnership with the CITB
The 2018 Corporate Brochure for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland [PDF,28page]. Includes full details of our business, brands and strategy to improve the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.
CSR Review for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland covering the period 2016/17.