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Our Purpose

Making the World a Better Home

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME

Our purpose, to make the world a better home, reflects who we are and sets the course for our future. Over 350 years of history, our collective strength and leadership empowers us to address major challenges facing humanity, including climate change, resource protection and inclusion.

We operate both internationally and locally and are fully integrated within our local communities to support their vitality and help build a fairer and more sustainable world. Our purpose calls on us to innovate openly, with the profound ambition to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live.

Our purpose sets the course for our common future.

Together with and for our customers, we design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions that have a positive impact on everyone's life and provide well-being, quality of life and performance, while caring for the planet.

Our purpose reflects who we are. 

Our 350 years of history, our collective strength and our leadership empower us to pursue our development, by addressing the major challenges facing humanity, namely, climate change, resource protection and inclusion.

We are both an international and multi-local company, fully integrated into the territories where we operate to support their vitality and help build a fairer and more sustainable, open and engaging world.

Our purpose is a call to action

Our approach is clearly focused on the future. Together with our customers, partners and all our stakeholders, it guides our action to unleash individual and collective aspirations, and enable everyone to live better in the world. It calls on us to innovate openly, with the ever-renewed ambition of better uniting humanity and nature for the common good.

Our purpose is based on values that guide us. 

We carry out our business in compliance with our Principles of Conduct and Action and the humanist values that permeate our corporate culture. Listening, dialog, care, solidarity, trust and respect for difference are central to our commitment.

 This is the profound ambition of our purpose: to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live.

Why Saint-Gobain is committed to Making the World a Better Home

Hear from our CEO, Mike Chaldecott, on why our new purpose is essential to our future, and how we're embedding this into our organisation.

Explore 2050

2050: 10 billion inhabitants sharing a better and more sustainable world. Is this a utopia? Rather, it is a call to action for innovation which needs to begin today if we are to meet the key challenges facing humanity, including climate change, the protection of resources, and inclusion.

 

Explore the future of, consumption, sustainability and construction, and how we can make the world a better home to live, work, and breathe.