Big data, cobots, augmented reality... the 4th industrial revolution is underway! But make no mistake: ‘Factory 4.0’ is about a lot more than just technology. It also requires us to rethink the way we work, the way we organise work... and the place of humans in that organisation.
Saint-Gobain Africa has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (Power Purchase Agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140 GWH of solar electricity over 20 years.
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.