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Saint-Gobain awarded the Top Employer Global 2024 for the 9th consecutive year!

Saint-Gobain, global leaders in light and sustainable construction, has been certified as a “Top Employer Global” for the 9th consecutive year. This global certification is held by only 17 companies worldwide, with Saint-Gobain South Africa receiving the award for the 10th consecutive year!

The Top Employer Institute rewards the best global companies by examining aspects including the organization’s HR and career development processes in each of its countries. It is a label awarded locally by country, then by region and finally, by accumulation, at a global level.

“It is an honour that Saint-Gobain South Africa has been certified for the 10th consecutive year as a Top Employer. For us the certification is an important achievement as it validates our ambition to provide our staff with conditions of employment that are fully aligned with International best practice. Not only are we proud to be a Top Employer in South Africa but to be part of the broader Saint-Gobain Global Top Employer Certification,” says Fanie Vos, Head of Human Relations at Saint-Gobain South Africa.  

“Our greatest source of pride in achieving this award is seeing the growth in our team’s well-being and personal development, it is an honour to be recognised for excellence in our employee conditions,” explains Vos.

The criteria that set Saint-Gobain above other companies were those that focused on unifying their employees and creating a sense of belonging within the organization.

“Our core belief that we have the power to make the world a better home, starts within our organization. Through our Saint-Gobain University, more than 100 000 employees have benefitted from at least one training course throughout the year, developing their skills and allowing them to grow within their chosen fields,” says Vos. “These actions along with instilling a strong sense of ethics and integrity, help our employees and the organization to excel.”

The examination by the Top Employers Institute is based on a questionnaire for each country, covering more than 400 practices relating to working conditions, which are audited and then validated.