October 14, 2022

Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials awarded with Ecovadis Platinum rating in France

Saint-Gobain Matériaux Céramiques announces having received the Platinium medal from Ecovadis for Corporate Social Responsibility. EcoVadis provides the leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. Using innovative technology and sustainability expertise. Its database counts over 90,000 rated companies in 175 countries and 200 industries. Saint-Gobain Matériaux Céramiques scored 78/100 for its Courtenay and Avignon plants.

This rating places Saint-Gobain Matériaux Céramiques in the Top 1% of the best companies to work with or for.

Four criteria are analyzed and taken into account by Ecovadis to provide ratings:

  • Environment
  • Labor & human rights
  • Ethics
  • Sustainable procurement

This award resonates with the sustainabity roadmap and objectives of our businesses. Transparency on this topic is key for us, that is why we collaborated with Ecovadis as a third party deeply involved in CSR. It is even more important for our customers to be able to access this certified data. Our best score within this award goes to environment and sustainable purchasing initiatives taken at our plants.

The main ongoing or achieved projects at our Courtenay plant are the following:

  • Training of all employees on site on sustainability with dedicated content according to their job position (example: eco-innovation for R&D and Marketing)

  • Definition and implementation of a sustainability roadmap for the 3 scopes

  • Thermal insulation of the building to lower energy consumption

  • Installation of EV chargers at the site to encourage electric vehicles usage

  • Waste management improvement meetings

  • Life Cycle Assessment of all our products
  • Participation in SEAM

Industry 4.0, circular economy, water management, packaging are also key topics at our plants, which will help us renew this award for the years to come.

Scott Leonard, Business Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasive Grains, commented:

“This score reinforces the Courtenay team’s commitment and engagement in our sustainability journey.  Once again, Courtenay has set the bar high and will help us improve the Abrasive Grain’s business.”


Christophe Pottier, Operations Director Europe at Saint-Gobain Specialty Grains and Powders, commented:

“It is a great pride for us to receive the highest score from Ecovadis, which recognizes the actions taken by our plants and their commitment to sustainability and ethics. It is also the first joint certification of two SGP (Specialty Grains and Powders) production sites in Europe. I want to thank our operations teams for their engagement and pursued efforts towards our Saint-Gobain purpose, Making the World a Better Home.”



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, etc.

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

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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”.

€44.2 billion in sales in 2021

166,000 employees, located in 76 countries

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

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