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08/22/2019
Commitment

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.

10/02/2018
Commitment
Habitat
Innovation
Sustainable

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. 

07/06/2018
Achievement
Commitment

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.

05/25/2017
Achievement
Brand
Commitment

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.

05/19/2017
Brand
Commitment
Communication

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.

03/29/2017
Achievement
Commitment

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.”

11/24/2016
Commitment

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

Smart vs Green Cities

Smart vs Green Ci...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 11/10/2019 - 17:37

"A future in which our lives are surrounded by and intertwined with ecological infrastructure systems offers an antidote or balance to the future in which our lives are constantly monitored and informed by digital technologies."

Sarah Hinners, a landscape and urban ecologist focused on bridging the gap between academic research and real-world planning and design applications.

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

This is what the ...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:38
A next-generation metropolis will need to serve people and nature, while letting ecology guide its development.

How to Build Sustainable Megacities of the Future?

How to Build Sust...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 16:46
By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. With such figures, it is imperative for the city planners to consider sustainability as a critical parameter while planning the amenities of a megacity. Here are some of the simple yet innovative solutions that can help keep megacities sustainable.

Cities of the future: How developers are working to reverse the health and climate impacts of urban sprawl

From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 13:58
A National Geographic special issue looks at the way we've built cities in the past and how we will reverse the effects on the climate and our own health in the future.
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Innovations - Habitat & Industrial applications

Un vitrage qui s'opacifie sur demande ! - Santé Atlantique, Nantes - YouTube

From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 16:59
A Nantes, Santé-Atlantique a fait le choix de l’innovation pour améliorer le confort de ses patients !

En équipant son service ambulatoire d’espaces d’accueil « Îlots » de verres PRIVA-LITE à occultation commandée, Santé-Atlantique offre à ses patients un espace privé et intime se dés-opacifiant sur demande !

Esthétiques et innovants, ces îlots ont été pensés par AIA ARCHITECTES et installés par Verre Solutions Nantes.  Découvrez leurs témoignages en vidéo !

The Best Architecture Projects of 2019 According to Time Magazine

The Best Architec...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 02/09/2019 - 14:31

The best #architecture projects of 2019 list celebrates 100 destinations in the world to visit, stay, eat and drink. Selected by the Time magazine global team of editors, the places have been evaluated based on quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and social impact. The V&A Dundee and the National Museum of Qatar are both using Saint-Gobain products!

Enterprise Innovation in Saint-Gobain’s DNA

Enterprise Innova...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 14/06/2019 - 17:51
Innovation has always been at the core of what we’ve done as a company. For the past 353 years, that’s who we have been: Innovators.

[L'industrie c'est fou] LumiPod, une petite maison made in France à poser dans la nature - L'industrie c'est fou

[L'industrie c'es...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 09:12

[L'industrie c'est fou] #LumiPod, une petite maison made in France à poser dans la nature, développé en partenariat avec Saint-Gobain > La caractéristique clef de la petite maison est sa fenêtre. Il s’agit en fait du produit breveté par Lumicene : une vaste baie vitrée coulissante en forme de courbe à 180 degrés. Ce produit est fabriqué à Chambéry (Savoie) par Sovedys (filiale de Saint-Gobain). Il a été conçu pour “réinventer la relation dedans-dehors dans le logement”. “Il optimise les apports solaires et s’inscrit dans une démarche d’habitat à énergie positive”.

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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

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 Saint-Gobain.fr, 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

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

Saint-Gobain lanc...
From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 09:18

Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir son premier magasin de salles de bain à Paris.

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