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.
The collaboration between Saint-Gobain, the Green Building Council of South Africa, the French Embassy, EDF and Schneider Electric has resulted in the organisation of a significant event titled "Driving Energy Efficiency in Buildings." This event aims to shed light on the critical role that energy efficiency plays in safeguarding the environment, reducing operational costs for building owners, and enhancing property values in South Africa.
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.
No matter your level of experience, the job size, or whether you need to repair, build, or maintain, OneBond can save automotive businesses and individuals time and money without compromising on quality. OneBond technology has been specially developed to provide a competitive alternative to the more expensive and time-consuming traditional mechanical fastening and joining methods, supporting users in their day-to-day operations.