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March 29, 2024

Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Improves Upon EcoVadis Platinum Rating

The Courtenay and Avignon sites of Saint-Gobain Matériaux Céramiques have achieved a significant milestone this month, earning their second platinum rating from EcoVadis. Their global score of 88/100 marks a notable improvement from their previous platinum rating of 78/100 in 2022. This accomplishment places them firmly in the top 1% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis, while also setting a new benchmark as the highest-scoring entity within the Saint-Gobain Group.

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The team’s dedication to improving upon the feedback received from the last EcoVadis assessment is reflected in this year’s result. Among the 4 categories assessed by Ecovadis, the team improved their scores for Social & Human Rights and Ethics. This progress is attributed to focused trainings around Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, alongside enhancing documentation within these categories. The team was proud to maintain their scores for the remaining categories, Environment and Sustainable Procurement.

Since our first announcement related to EcoVadis in 2022, the Courtenay plant has continued to implement projects related to sustainability: 

  • Reducing non-recovered waste by finding outlets internally and externally for recycling
  • Implementing water management initiatives to reduce consumption by both the employees and the manufacturing processes
  • Managing a sustainability KPI dashboard to increase awareness and visibility 
  • Conducting Life Cycle Assessments on all of our products

Maintaining transparency regarding our sustainability journey remains a critical objective for our business. Collaborating with EcoVadis to procure impartial third-party assessments and certified data underscores our pledge to accountability. Please contact us for a detailed view of our results scorecard and deeper insights into the factors shaping our rating!

 

ABOUT SAINT-GOBAIN SPECIALTY GRAINS AND POWDERS

Saint-Gobain Specialty Grains and Powders department internationally designs, produces and distributes technical ceramic grains, powders, suspensions and chemicals, as well as thermal spray equipment for a wide range of industries: abrasives, aerospace, automobile, energy, semiconductors, metallurgy, and more.

Specialty Grains and Powders is part of Saint-Gobain Ceramics.

For more information, please visit our websites:

abrasivematerials.saint-gobain.com

bn.saint-gobain.com

coatingsolutions.saint-gobain.com

surfaceconditioning.saint-gobain.com

lithium-solutions-materials.com

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ABOUT THE SAINT-GOBAIN GROUP

Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.

€51.2 billion in sales in 2022

168,000 employees, located in 75 countries

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

For more details on Saint-Gobain, visit saint-gobain.com and follow us on X @saintgobain.