Saint-Gobain has been ranked in the Global 100 list of most sustainable corporations in the world, which evaluates companies according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities relative to their industry peers.
The leading international construction materials company is one of only fifteen industrial corporations to rank on the list, which features companies listed in MSCI World – a global stock market index maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International. First launched in 2005, the Global 100 is published every year during the Davos World Economic Forum.
Peter Hindle MBE, General Delegate for Saint-Gobain UK, Ireland and South Africa, comments: “To be listed as one of the top 100 most sustainable corporations globally is testament to Saint-Gobain's ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability.
“Saint-Gobain is focused on the delivery of sustainable construction. As well as continually seeking ways to minimise the environmental impact of our businesses, we are constantly researching and developing new ways of harnessing, conserving and generating energy to help businesses and consumers across the world improve their own sustainability credentials.”
With an annual R&D budget of more than £350-million, Saint-Gobain leads the world in the design, production and distribution of materials for the construction industry developing new materials, products and technologies to meet the environmental, energy and housing challenges facing society. It registered over 300 patents last year alone and has pioneered developments in photovoltaic cell technology, low-E glazing and high-performance insulation. Saint-Gobain's UK businesses, which include British Gypsum, Jewson, Saint-Gobain Glass, Isover and Weber, have worked together on many landmark projects including 30 St Mary Axe ('the Gherkin'), the St Pancras international rail terminal and the O2 arena.