Social responsibility
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In the various countries in which we operate, Saint-Gobain attempts to make a positive contribution to the general good. As a responsible organisation, through the Saint-Gobain Foundation we donate time, financial funds or even building materials to social projects. We make a commitment to the modernization of school buildings and thus also bring the next generations into contact with sustainable construction.

The Saint-Gobain Foundation “Initiatives”

As a result of its position as a leading supplier on the home living markets, Saint-Gobain also bears the responsibility in certain sectors and in harmony with the corporate strategy to become involved in voluntary projects. The foundation of the international corporate foundation “Saint-Gobain Initiatives” in 2009 was based on this concern. The foundation can take over financing of clearly defined missions or make the required technical competence available.

Submitting a project is reserved for the employees of the Group who will then take over the sponsorship of the project.

Type of project:

The foundation promotes local initiatives in connection with the construction of residential property which belong in one of its areas of application. They are:

  • measures for the vocational training of young people
  • construction or renovation projects of buildings for persons in distress or
  • projects in which the concept of high energy efficiency or quality of the environment is realized in these buildings.

A project example from Austria is the modernization of the childrens home Pro Juventute near Salzburg Foundation Project Austria

A project example from Belgium is the new building of a youth centre in Leuven. Foundation Project Belgium

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