The Saint-Gobain Group
Saint-Gobain, a global leading supplier on the habitat and construction market, is represented in 66 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. The company develops, produces and markets building-materials. It offers innovative solutions for the challenges of growth, energy savings and environmental protection. Innovation, sustainability and comfort are the three pillars of the Saint-Gobain strategy.
The group is controlled by the Saint-Gobain General Management in Paris. It defines the Group strategy. The head office is responsible for the functional departments: Human Resources, Finance, Research and Development, Corporate Planning, Legal and Fiscal Affairs, Communications, Internal Audit and Business Control, Marketing.
The further structure takes the form of a matrix organization which is subdivided into Sectors and Delegations. It is thus ensured that an awareness of responsibility exists both at the level of the different activities and in the various countries and regions.
The Sectors define the worldwide strategy for the individual activities and run the operative business. They are grouped together in three sectors: Innovative Materials, Construction Products and Building Distribution.
It is the task of the Delegations within a country or a group of countries to coordinate the activities of the companies represented there, to promote synergies between the different sectors of business and to represent the Saint-Gobain Group.
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
Internal Audit and Business Control
Russia, Ukraine, Commonwealth of independent States
UK, Ireland, South Africa
Brazil, Argentina, Chile
Spain, Portugal, Morocco
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia
Italy, Turkey, Greece
* The Innovative Materials Sector comprises the Flat Glass and High-Performance Materials divisions.