Saint-Gobain has been named one of the world's “100 most innovative companies” in the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator™ 2021 ranking, for the tenth year in a row. The ranking is established by studying the number of patents filed, but also by the impact that a company’s inventions have on patent filings by others, the percentage of successful patent submissions, and the steps taken for legal protection of patents filed worldwide.
“Saint-Gobain is constantly reinventing itself to serve its customers and meet society's expectations. In rapidly changing and highly competitive markets, innovation is more than ever at the heart of our strategy. Our teams are fully mobilized to meet the major challenges of our time, particularly scientific and technological ones, in the service of our purpose - "Making the World a Better Home". Being recognized for the tenth consecutive year as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the world is a great source of pride,” said Benoit Bazin, Chief Operating Officer of Saint-Gobain."
Since its first nomination in 2011 in the ranking of the 100 most innovative companies in the world, Saint-Gobain has:
filed more than 4,000 patents, funded over 100 theses,
developed major product innovations in all its markets to maintain its leadership positions, combining performance, customer benefits and sustainability,
improved its manufacturing processes, especially making them more energy and resource efficient,
innovated in customer services and supply chain management, thanks in particular to digital technology and the use of data and artificial intelligence