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During its Africa Forum, a gathering of key executives from Saint-Gobain locations across Africa, Jean- Claude Lasserre, CEO of Saint-Gobain Africa, talks about mitigating risk by investing in and supporting its operations on the continent and its long-term commitment to growth.


Saint-Gobain’s long-standing relationship with Mvelaphanda Primary School began in 2015 with its investment in the school’s new ablution facilities as part of the group’s 350th anniversary. 


Saint-Gobain has signed the pledge for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read the full article here.


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.


The 11th annual Green Building Convention is opening its doors today with the ambition to start the race towards ZERO: ZERO carbon emissions, building with ZERO water, ZERO waste and ZERO ecological impact. A tour de force that Saint-Gobain strongly supports! Check our interview with Jolene Blundell, Head of Sustainability at Saint-Gobain. 


This year, to celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, we want to make a difference at 10 schools on the African continent with initiatives ranging from insulating ceilings to improving ablution facilities. Our employees will dedicate time to do maintenance work, as well as collect stationery, educational books and magazines.


On Africa Day (25 May), which marks the day when the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963, Saint-Gobain in sub-Saharan Africa is engaging with an initiative geared at celebrating architecture in Africa. The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards is the first dedicated Pan-African awards programme of its kind. Launched by Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering a $10 000 grand prize.


Saint-Gobain, in partnership with International  Labour Organisation (ILO) and Green Jobs  Programme in Zambia, is taking part in the third Zambia International Property (ZIP) exposition, to be held on  the 19th and 20th May 2017 in Lusaka.


In Samrand, near Johannesburg (South Africa), the Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy pilot training program has just seen 50 students qualify in the “National Certificate: Ceiling & Partition Installation NQF 3.”


Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, celebrated its 350th Anniversary last year and to mark this noteworthy milestone, sponsored an architectural awards programme in Mexico, India and South Africa – The Architecture for Social Gain Awards. These awards were conceptualized by Saint-Gobain to recognize and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and development.

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Cities and buildings of Tomorrow

How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape Design by 2050

How Artificial In...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 12/05/2020 - 17:58
By 2050, the effects of AI adoption will be widely felt across all aspects of our daily lives.

This is what the future’s sustainable cities could look like by 2050

This is what the ...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:50

By #2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas. National Geographic asked experts at the architectural and urban planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) how they would design a city of the future, educated by lessons of the past and anticipating challenges of the #future. 

5 Futuristic Smart Cities to Keep An Eye on Through the 2020s

5 Futuristic Smar...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 09:24
Whether it's embedded sensors or autonomous robots, cities are going to get a whole lot smarter in the 2020s. But some super ambitious developments are leading the way by building whole new city developments built around the latest tech. Here are 5 such projects to keep an eye on.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 17:50
From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.
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Innovations - Construction & Industrial applications

Brevets : la France reste le deuxième pays le plus innovant d'Europe

Brevets : la Fra...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/03/2020 - 10:49

"La France, 2ème pays le plus innovant d’Europe". Nous sommes fiers d'y contribuer par le dépôt de nos brevets !

Saint-Gobain : l'innovation d'abord

Saint-Gobain : l'...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/03/2020 - 10:47

Pour la neuvième fois consécutive, Saint-Gobain figure au palmarès des 100 entreprises et institutions les plus innovantes au monde d'après le classement
"Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators" qui vient d'être publié par l'agence Clarivate Analytics.

Anthropocène : une résidence d’artiste au sein de Saint-Gobain Weber, entre rencontres co-créatives et développement durable

Anthropocène : u...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 10/02/2020 - 14:01

L’entreprise Saint-Gobain Weber, dans une démarche d’innovation esthétique, a accueilli un artiste plasticien durant plusieurs mois au sein de son site de Servas, dans l’Ain. Weber, leader mondial des solutions pour la construction et la rénovation des bâtiments, produit de nombreux matériaux : enduits, colles, mortiers avec une implication forte en faveur du développement durable. Jérémy Gobé a ainsi été choisi afin de créer une dynamique nouvelle et originale tournée vers la rencontre inattendue de deux mondes : l’industrie et l’art. Retour sur un projet autour du dialogue entre matières, techniques, valeurs, et savoir-faire.

French multinational, Saint-Gobain the world leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials invests in UK robotics company Q-Bot, as part of a £3.6m Series A investment.

French multinatio...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 17:13
Saint-Gobain is pleased to announce their investment in Q-Bot, the UK’s leader in robotics for the construction industry. Saint-Gobain is a €42-billion-turnover French multinational that develops, manufactures and distributes materials and building solutions for construction, transportation, infrastructure and industrial applications
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Sustainable Habitat

Comment Saint-Gobain est devenu le Google français de la transition énergétique

Comment Saint-Gob...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:49

Cet été sur Atlantico, Jean-Marc Sylvestre retrace la saga des grandes marques françaises. De leur naissance à leurs mutations forcées, ce sont des histoires d’hommes et de femmes, de rencontres, de trahisons mais surtout de succès. Aujourd’hui, Saint-Gobain, l’entreprise française la plus ancienne devenue le premier acteur de la transition écologique.

Truly sustainable cities are all about balance

Truly sustainable...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:36
Surprisingly, the most sustainable cities of today are not the young and futuristic projects, but those with centuries of history.

Le confort du logement rime avec bien-être.

Le confort du log...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:20

Le confort du logement est indissociable du bien-être résume une enquête menée pour Saint-Gobain par un organisme spécialisé (OpinionWay).
Pour 90 % des Français, le bien-être rime avec confort de logement :
Pour une large majorité, leur habitat est confortable car il est équipé d’une bonne isolation thermique.

New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings | World Green Building Council

New WorldGBC info...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:05
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Saint-Gobain Brands life

Saint-Gobain devient un acteur majeur sur le marché de la plaque de plâtre

Saint-Gobain devi...
From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 15:37
Saint-Gobain a obtenu l'accord des actionnaires de Continental Building Products et des autorités de la concurrence américaine pour finaliser l'acquisition du fabricant de plaques de plâtre.

Avec son site grand public, Saint-Gobain vise le rôle de tiers de confiance dans la rénovation - Industrie/Négoce

Avec son site gra...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:40

Imaginé par les équipes des branches matériaux et distribution, le site, ouvert le 24 mars, apporte réponses et solutions aux particuliers souhaitant rénover leur habitat.

Saint-Gobain cible le grand public pour mieux vendre aux artisans

Saint-Gobain cibl...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:38
L'entreprise lance un site Internet de conseils aux particuliers envisageant des travaux. Objectif : en faire des prescripteurs.

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

Saint-Gobain lanc...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:35
Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir so
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