Supporting communities

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Our business is rooted in the community

Supporting communities

With facilities around the UK & Ireland, we play an active role in the surrounding communities, and always aim to be a responsible good neighbour.

We support communities at a local and a national level in a number of ways, whether it is our seven-yearlong nationwide partnership with Barnardo’s, which is focused on skills and care leavers, or helping our colleagues actively support charities. We boost local and regional economies through our supply chains, and offer skills and training to our local customers as well as providing them with the products they need.

The Saint-Gobain Foundation

The Saint-Gobain Foundation is a way for employees – both current and retired – to participate in building a more sustainable and inclusive world. Through the Foundation, we help our colleagues who want to support projects that benefit local communities in the fields of sustainable social housing, and professional integration and education.

The Saint-Gobain Foundation encourages commitment to these causes and finances community projects across the world. In 2022, The Saint-Gobain Foundation supported 32 projects, benefiting over 18,000 people, and donated over €13.4 million.

300,000

beneficiaries around the world

350+

projects that help to build a more inclusive and sustainable world

Build Change

Build Change is central to our purpose of Making the World a Better Home and unites Saint-Gobain businesses around the world. The initiative forms the basis of our philanthropy in two areas that really matter to us: helping young people gain construction skills and assisting underprivileged groups to access sustainable housing.

  • We want to empower the next generation of sustainable builders to be at the forefront of the industry’s transformation.
  • We’d like to enable access to decent and sustainable housing so everyone can have a comfortable home.