A historic pillar of French industry, still highly influential, with a tight control over the building materials sector

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  • 1st of glazing in Europe
  • 1st of glazing in the world (outside China)
  • 1st of plasterboards in the world (outside China)
  • N° 2 of insulation in the world
  • 1st of building materials distribution in Europe

Profits and dividends (million €)

Employees in France and globally (End of 2021)

Greenhouse gas emissions

CEO pay

1,6 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

31 (2021)


23,3 % of employees 37,5 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses declaired

566 -691 thousand € (Paris, Brussels and Washington, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

8,8 % (2019)


18,8 % of turnover (2021)
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  • Headquarters Tour Saint-Gobain, La Défense
  • Leadership Benoît Bazin (CEO since 2021), Pierre-André de Chalendar (chairman of the board and former CEO)
  • Shareholders Fonds du plan d’épargne Groupe (8.3%), BlackRock (5.87%), Caisse des dépôts et consignations (3.62%)
  • Board members Pierre-André de Chalendar (chairman of the board and former CEO), Benoît Bazin (CEO), Jean-François Cirelli (BlackRock, ex Gaz de France), Lydie Cortes (workers representative), Sibylle Daunis-Opfermann (shareholding employees representative), Lina Ghotmeh (architect), Iêda Gomes Yell (administrator of companies), Anne-Marie Idrac (administrator of companies, former minister and MP, ex RATP et SNCF), Pamela Knapp (administrator of companies), Agnès Lemarchand (administrator of companies), Dominique Leroy (Deutsche Telekom), Gilles Schnepp (Danone, ex Legrand), Jean-Dominique Senard (Renault, ex Michelin), Philippe Thibaudet (workers representative)
  • Brands Sekurit, Isover, Placoplatre, PAM-Pont-à-Mousson
  • Former names and companies absorbed Manufacture royale des glaces, Pont-à-Mousson

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