In the dynamic landscape of corporate operations, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a cornerstone of sustainable business practices. Saint-Gobain, a global leader in light and sustainable construction,stands out for its unwavering commitment to corporate responsibility in the communities it operates in.
The construction industry has long been characterized as a male-dominated field, with women historically underrepresented in all aspects of this sector. However, in recent years, significant progress has been made in breaking down gender barriers and increasing the presence of women in construction. This shift has had a profound effect on the industry, leading to greater diversity, improved productivity, and a more inclusive work environment.
Annually over 1 billion builders globally are exposed to hazardous substances during their working hours, including fumes, dust, pollutants, and vapours, according to the International Labour Organisation. They also face additional risks by working at extreme heights and managing machinery to handle heavy materials and equipment, which make it essential for companies within this industry to protect the health, safety and well-being of their employees.
The construction industry on the African continent is undergoing a significant transformation, with a wave of emerging trends and insights that are reshaping the landscape of the continent. As Africa experiences rapid urbanization, population growth, and increased demand for sustainable infrastructure, key players in the industry are adapting to meet these evolving needs.
Evolution is a slow but steady process, in nature and for product manufacture and design. Changes made to products such as ceiling grids, are often not seen by installers. However, the experience of installation becomes easier, the final system with installed tiles has an improved aesthetic appearance and over the system life-cycle ease of maintenance improves.
They reckon that detailing is the next growth point in refinishing. As such, the Farécla G3 Pro range of detailing products for vehicles has been developed with professionals in mind. The G3 Pro system comes in three phases: cleaning, restoring, and finishing. This system specialises in removing scratches and is a welcome quality guaranteed product in your body shop.
Responding to the pulse of the marketplace is crucial, as we strive to realise our ambitions in the performance ceiling arena. To enable this, some changes are being effected. The high-performance Ecophon acoustic products are to be supplied through our Isover operations, with the distribution hub located at the Isover Springs plant.
When structures call for architectural ceilings in the interior fit-out phase, need drives professionals to mix-and-match products from various manufacturers. This approach is followed to achieve the required acoustic, aesthetic, and fire-resistive characteristics within ever-shrinking budgets.