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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

ThinkPink Aerolite - Smart Homes

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.

10/25/2018
Achievement
Saint-Gobain strengthens water distribution in Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, Saint-Gobain PAM solutions were selected by the national water distribution company ONEP to supply water to the cities of Gagnoa and Sinfra, northwest of Abidjan. 

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