Saint-Gobain has been awarded the "Top Employer Global" certification for the ninth consecutive year. Only 17 companies in the world hold this international certification.

Claire Pedini, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Saint-Gobain Group, welcomes this new certification: "Saint-Gobain's DNA is the meaning behind our missions, our socio-environmental actions and the commitment to the more than 160,000 women and men who embody our values. The "Top Employer Global" label testifies to these concrete and unwavering commitments. It is also the result of the constant efforts of our teams, particularly in human resources, to support our employees around the world."

Among the 20 criteria analyzed by the Top Employers Institute, Saint-Gobain made significant progress this year on 13 of them, with 8 showing an increase of 3% or more, including performance (+8.51%), learning (+8.39%), work environment (+8.16%), career (+7.60%) and leadership (+7.29%).

The best-performing criteria are those that guide our actions over time:

  • Ethics and Integrity" (100%), in line with our Principles of Conduct and Action formalized in a document which is binding on every new recruit to the Group; 
  • Purpose and Values” (98.86%), supported by our purpose "MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”; 
  • Learning” (94.94%), which illustrates the Group's ongoing efforts to support our teams in developing their skills. Every year, more than 100,000 employees benefit from at least one Saint-Gobain Universe training course;
  • Employer Brand” (91.38%), embodied by our Employer Promise, co-constructed with our teams around the world: "Every day, wherever you are, you can let your unique personality and our values guide you to invent a more sustainable world.".
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What is Top Employer?

The 2024 Top Employer Global label was awarded to Saint-Gobain thanks to the company’s 40 countries that have currently been certified

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA, UK, Vietnam.

Details of the Top Employer Certification

*The examination by the Top Employers Institute is based on a questionnaire for each country, covering more than 250 practices relating to working conditions, which are audited and then validated.
These HR practices are grouped into 6 separate categories: Steer and Shape (these two domains explore the overarching strategies from the employer’s perspective), Attract, Develop and Engage (these three domains cover the employee journey), and finally, Unite (captures the topics that bring employees together and create a sense of belonging with the organization).

*Worldwide Data