A manufacturer’s commitment: protect the environment and the health of personnel
For SAINT-GOBAIN, commitment to sustainable development actions by ensuring their plants’ absolute compliance with regulations in force is just the start.
The plants in the metallurgical industry call for greater vigilance and strict compliance with instructions as the risks of serious accidents are particularly high.
European cast iron plants have introduced an Environment Management System.
The comprehensive approach adopted led to the ISO 14001 certification for the Telford plant in the UK in 2004, and to the same certification covering product development for the Bayard plant in France, end of 2006.
As the world leader in construction products, SAINT-GOBAIN aims to provide innovative solutions to take up the challenges for the future posed by environment protection and energy savings.
All its products are designed with a view to making full allowance for environmental issues and enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings.
The Group is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees, preventing its processes from having any detrimental environmental consequences, and fully integrating all the social and societal aspects of its operations into its business management.
Its adoption of the United Nations’ World Pact in 2003 confirmed its commitment to responsible and sustainable development, as Saint-Gobain undertook to implement the pact’s 10 principles as part of its strategy and its daily actions.