INTRODUCTION OF SAINT-GOBAIN
Saint-Gobain, the worldwide leader in sustainable habitat solutions, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.
THE HISTORY OF SAINT-GOBAIN
With a long international history, which began in France in 1665 when the Royal Glass Works was established, the Saint-Gobain group is now the world leader in sustainable habitat, providing innovative solutions to save energy and protect the environment.
Saint-Gobain was established by French Minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert along with Louis XIV in order to provide glass production at an industrial scale for the first time in history. Saint-Gobain has a central presence held in Paris, France where the Executive Committee headed by Company Chairman & CEO Pierré-Andre de Chalendar are based.
Saint-Gobain celebrated its 350th anniversary, 350 reasons to believe in the future in 2015. Backed by its experience and capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, creates and delivers innovative and high-performance solutions to enhance our habitat and our daily life.
As one of the world's top 100 innovators, Saint-Gobain spends €400m a year on R&D globally, tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. One in five products manufactured by Saint-Gobain did not exist 5 years ago.
It ranked the world 192nd on the 2015 Fortune 500 and is among the world's hundred leading industrial corporations. Saint-Gobain is listed on the stock markets in Paris, London, Frankfort, Zurich, Brussels, Amsterdam.
Saint-Gobain’s global strategy is focused around meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient.