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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      Saint Gobain have stated that they have signed the UN Global Compact and are members of the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      “The Sector’s objective up the supply chain is to participate positively in the protection of the biodiversity of forest areas and the habitats of the people who rely on forests for their livelihood. Down the supply chain, the Sector continues to look to develop more and more healthy timber panel and flooring products for end-users.”
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    18/86
    • Timber
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "We also encourage all forest certification systems to continuously improve their performance in delivering responsible forest management[...]Our preference is to source increasingly from credibly - certified forests or verified recycled sources[...]our forest products reported for the 2017 calendar are as follows[...]28 % Source Verified (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)[...]71 % Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Saint-Gobain ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      14/86
      • Commitment Strength
        10/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            (Translation) “Due to its volumes, the Group favours procurement in recycled paper and cardboard in order to limit its environmental impact [...]”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) “Due to its volumes, the Group favours procurement in recycled paper and cardboard in order to limit its environmental impact [...]”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Saint Gobain's commitment applies only to their Gypse brand.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) “Due to its volumes, the Group favours procurement in recycled paper and cardboard in order to limit its environmental impact [...]”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) “Due to its volumes, the Group favours procurement in recycled paper and cardboard in order to limit its environmental impact [...]”
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            (Translation) “100% of the paper used by the Gypsum activity comes from recycled paper and cardboard."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            (Translation) “100% of the paper used by the Gypsum activity comes from recycled paper and cardboard."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          500000 tonnes
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Saint-Gobain ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    12/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Saint Gobain is a French multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes building materials. Major brands include Jewson in the UK and Point P in France. It is one of the largest building material suppliers in Europe and operates in a total of 64 countries worldwide, including across Southeast Asia and South America. It is one of the largest European distributors of building materials.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Point.P., Jewson, Norton, Weber, British Gypsum

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