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
Our alert system is open to all: employees of Saint-Gobain, temporary workers, and subcontractors, but also stakeholders such as individuals, suppliers, clients, unions, NGOs or public bodies. This system is operated through a highly secure platform and can be used to report (including anonymously) breaches of our code of ethical conduct (General Principles of Conduct and Action), of the law and of our internal Group policies, procedures, and commitments.
Alerts issued in good faith are systematically investigated by a dedicated group of Saint-Gobain employees who have been specially trained in the matter and are bound by enhanced confidentiality obligations.
The Group is committed to protecting issuers who acted in good faith via :
For more information, please watch this video:
To issue an alert, please visit: https://www.bkms-system.com/saint-gobain
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
Policy on the Group Alert System
Human rights policy
The Ins and outs of competition Law
Timber Purchasing Policy
High-Risk Minerals Policy
Our pillars of commitments