SAINT-GOBAINTour Saint-Gobain12 place de l'Iris92400 CourbevoieFRANCE
Saint-Gobain is proud to share strong values with its employees around its code of ethical conduct for a fair and responsible practice of the business. Featuring 9 Principles of Conduct and Action, translated into 33 languages, this code of conduct is a condition for belonging to the Group, a common basis for all employees to adhere to.
5 Principles of Conduct unite our managers and employees:
4 Principles of Action govern their actions:
These Principles are reflected in our relationships with our partners. It is with the same high standards in mind that we collaborate with those who share our environmental, social and societal commitments.
The respect of human rights is at the heart of Saint-Gobain's DNA.
Our Principles of Conduct and Action explicitly refers to the relevant International Labour Organisation conventions, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the International Bill of Human Rights. Saint-Gobain has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2003 and we are committed to respecting the United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights.
In order to ensure our progress, a human rights risk map has been drawn up following the standards recommended by the UN. The Group has therefore defined salient risks and established corresponding action plans. For more information, please consult the Group's human rights policy and our duty of vigilance plan.
Our compliance program is embedded in our code of ethical conduct and is currently structured around 3 main themes:
In constant evolution according to current events, it allows us to achieve best practices and stand as a permanent obligation for all our employees.
For more information, please consult the purchasers and suppliers charters
A professional alert system, open to all employees and suppliers, makes it possible to report any breaches of our code of ethical conduct (Principles of Conduct and Action), of legals rules and internal procedures of the Group. All alerts are investigated and Saint-Gobain is committed to protecting issuers that have acted with good faith :
For more information, please consult the system guide.
With an overall annual amount of around 29 billion euros from more than 250,000 suppliers, purchasing is a major factor in our responsibility. Our purchasing program is aimed at managing the environmental, social and societal risks related to our supply chain through the development of a purchasing process that incorporates CSR criteria. Particular attention is paid to human rights issues, labour, health and safety standards and the environmental impact of the supply chain.
Our purchasing employees receive specific and regular training to enable them to strive for behavioural excellence in their daily practice.
Principles of Conduct and Action
The Ins and outs of competition Law
Practical Guide The Professional Alert System at Saint-Gobain
Human rights policy
Our pillars of commitments