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11/11/2019
Commitment
NET ZERO EMISSIONS COMMITMENT OF SAINT-GOBAIN

Saint-Gobain has signed the pledge for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read the full article here.

08/22/2019
Commitment
Remembering the legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a thought leader in education and inspired millions around the world to value education. He inspired change in society and encouraged people to empower themselves through education.

With this in mind, Saint-Gobain SSA decided to focus on schools. With the help of an NGO, Adopt-a-School, we selected schools where we can make a difference and this year employees across sub-Saharan Africa spent time at nine schools.

08/07/2019
Achievement
A new mortars plant starts production in Angola

Saint-Gobain is now present in 68 countries across the world

08/02/2019
Innovation
INSULATION IS THE SMART SOLUTION FOR A MORE COMFORTABLE INTERIOR

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06/12/2019
Innovation
Ivory Coast takes second place at Saint-Gobain's international multi comfort student contest

Illustrating excellence in architecture on the African continent, three students from Ivory Coast took second prize at Saint-Gobain’s 15th Multi Comfort Students Contest, held in Milan, Italy. More than 2,200 students from 199 universities in 34 countries entered the contest. The 60 competing teams presented their projects to an international panel of representatives from the Municipality of Milan, architects and industry experts. 

03/22/2019
Innovation
Indoor swimming pools don't have to be noisy

Saint-Gobain Ecophon provides new solution for swimming pools that not only improves the acoustics, but are water, corrosion and chloride-resistant. These Ecophon products improve safety, increase visitor wellbeing and satisfaction, increase staff wellbeing, and improve communication between a coach and students during swimming sessions.

03/01/2019
Press
Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy skills development captures the attention of the French Minister of Foreign affairs

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng).

02/26/2019
Innovation
Glass can keep you cool in any shape or size

Kenya is welcoming one of its first LEED* gold certified buildings, One Africa, in Nairobi for which Saint-Gobain glass supplied high performance glass.

10/26/2018
Habitat
Supporting Kenya’s Big Four Agenda and affordable housing strategy

Yesterday, Saint-Gobain, world leader in the construction markets, attended the annual summit of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) in Mombasa. The conference presented the opportunity for the Group to reaffirm its commitment to support the Big Four Agenda of the Kenyan government and the delivery of 500,000 houses between 2017 and 2022. In line with the country’s constitution and the Global Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, Saint-Gobain strongly believes that access to dignified housing is a matter of human right. 

10/25/2018
Award
Saint-Gobain rewards young talents

Saint-Gobain honours the winners of the first Saint-Gobain Young Talent V.I.E competition.

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Cities and buildings of Tomorrow

Europe's largest green wall will be on Citicape House in London

Europe's largest ...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 16:28
Sheppard Robson has unveiled the mixed-use Citicape House in London that will have the "largest living wall in Europe" to help improve local air quality.

Smart vs Green Cities

Smart vs Green Ci...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 11/10/2019 - 17:37

"A future in which our lives are surrounded by and intertwined with ecological infrastructure systems offers an antidote or balance to the future in which our lives are constantly monitored and informed by digital technologies."

Sarah Hinners, a landscape and urban ecologist focused on bridging the gap between academic research and real-world planning and design applications.

This is what the future’s sustainable cities could look like

This is what the ...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:38
A next-generation metropolis will need to serve people and nature, while letting ecology guide its development.

How to Build Sustainable Megacities of the Future?

How to Build Sust...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 16:46
By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. With such figures, it is imperative for the city planners to consider sustainability as a critical parameter while planning the amenities of a megacity. Here are some of the simple yet innovative solutions that can help keep megacities sustainable.
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Innovations - Habitat & Industrial applications

Un vitrage qui s'opacifie sur demande ! - Santé Atlantique, Nantes - YouTube

From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 16:59
A Nantes, Santé-Atlantique a fait le choix de l’innovation pour améliorer le confort de ses patients !

En équipant son service ambulatoire d’espaces d’accueil « Îlots » de verres PRIVA-LITE à occultation commandée, Santé-Atlantique offre à ses patients un espace privé et intime se dés-opacifiant sur demande !

Esthétiques et innovants, ces îlots ont été pensés par AIA ARCHITECTES et installés par Verre Solutions Nantes.  Découvrez leurs témoignages en vidéo !

The Best Architecture Projects of 2019 According to Time Magazine

The Best Architec...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 02/09/2019 - 14:31

The best #architecture projects of 2019 list celebrates 100 destinations in the world to visit, stay, eat and drink. Selected by the Time magazine global team of editors, the places have been evaluated based on quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and social impact. The V&A Dundee and the National Museum of Qatar are both using Saint-Gobain products!

Enterprise Innovation in Saint-Gobain’s DNA

Enterprise Innova...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 14/06/2019 - 17:51
Innovation has always been at the core of what we’ve done as a company. For the past 353 years, that’s who we have been: Innovators.

[L'industrie c'est fou] LumiPod, une petite maison made in France à poser dans la nature - L'industrie c'est fou

[L'industrie c'es...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 09:12

[L'industrie c'est fou] #LumiPod, une petite maison made in France à poser dans la nature, développé en partenariat avec Saint-Gobain > La caractéristique clef de la petite maison est sa fenêtre. Il s’agit en fait du produit breveté par Lumicene : une vaste baie vitrée coulissante en forme de courbe à 180 degrés. Ce produit est fabriqué à Chambéry (Savoie) par Sovedys (filiale de Saint-Gobain). Il a été conçu pour “réinventer la relation dedans-dehors dans le logement”. “Il optimise les apports solaires et s’inscrit dans une démarche d’habitat à énergie positive”.

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Sustainable Habitat

Comment Saint-Gobain est devenu le Google français de la transition énergétique

Comment Saint-Gob...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:49

Cet été sur Atlantico, Jean-Marc Sylvestre retrace la saga des grandes marques françaises. De leur naissance à leurs mutations forcées, ce sont des histoires d’hommes et de femmes, de rencontres, de trahisons mais surtout de succès. Aujourd’hui, Saint-Gobain, l’entreprise française la plus ancienne devenue le premier acteur de la transition écologique.

Truly sustainable cities are all about balance

Truly sustainable...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:36
Surprisingly, the most sustainable cities of today are not the young and futuristic projects, but those with centuries of history.

Le confort du logement rime avec bien-être.

Le confort du log...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:20

Le confort du logement est indissociable du bien-être résume une enquête menée pour Saint-Gobain par un organisme spécialisé (OpinionWay).
Pour 90 % des Français, le bien-être rime avec confort de logement :
Pour une large majorité, leur habitat est confortable car il est équipé d’une bonne isolation thermique.

New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings | World Green Building Council

New WorldGBC info...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:05
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Saint-Gobain Brands life

Avec son site grand public, Saint-Gobain vise le rôle de tiers de confiance dans la rénovation - Industrie/Négoce

Avec son site gra...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:40

Imaginé par les équipes des branches matériaux et distribution, le site Saint-Gobain.fr, ouvert le 24 mars, apporte réponses et solutions aux particuliers souhaitant rénover leur habitat.

Saint-Gobain cible le grand public pour mieux vendre aux artisans

Saint-Gobain cibl...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:38
L'entreprise lance un site Internet de conseils aux particuliers envisageant des travaux. Objectif : en faire des prescripteurs.

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

Saint-Gobain lanc...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:35
Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir so

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

Saint-Gobain lanc...
From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 09:18

Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir son premier magasin de salles de bain à Paris.

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