This award recognises Saint-Gobain’s outstanding contributions to sustainable development in India
3 rd December 2018, Chennai: Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat and glass manufacturing solutions, recently announced its win at the prestigious Greenbuild India Closing Plenary organised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This award recognizes the initiatives of Saint-Gobain, India for focusing on sustainability as its driving force for everything that it does. At Saint-Gobain, Sustainability is a philosophy that is visible in across facets such as product & solutions, manufacturing processes, downstream logistics activities, skill & talent development and local community development.
Speaking on the win, Mr. A.R. Unnikrishnan, Director Sales & Marketing, Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd- Flat Glass Business, said, “All of us at Saint-Gobain India are thrilled and proud to have received this honour from USGBC. It is humbling that our efforts towards sustainability have been recognised by a global platform. Being the first building materials manufacturer in the country to win this, gives us more confidence to further our efforts towards sustainability.
Mr. B Santhanam, President and MD, Saint Gobain Flat Glass- South Asia, Malaysia & Egypt, said, “Saint-Gobain at its core is committed to sustainability. Our products and solutions, the way we manufacture them, the projects where our products and solutions are deployed, and even the workplaces from where we daily operate have minimal environmental impact and this extends across the entire value chain till the end consumer. Going beyond just providing sustainable building materials, we work on paradigm measures from within that continuously reduce cost, waste and dependence on natural resources. Saint-Gobain also works on transforming skill development imbibed with sustainability learning and practices to the talent pipeline for a sustainable future. We see ourselves as part of the larger social ecosystem and ensure that we support community development in various forms in and around our manufacturing locations. For us, Sustainability is all about creating comfort and wellbeing in living places.
The United States Green Building Council was institutionalized in 1993 by the American Institute of Architects to recognize and promote the sustainability-focused building practices. For the award, the companies are evaluated as per the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. This award individually helps organizations strive for sustainability while using the state of the art technology and unified workforce towards a cohesive goal.
The USGBC is regarded as a benchmark of sustainable and efficient building and project management worldwide. It is most widely recognized for its transparent goals and processes. This award is bestowed upon companies that have established their business operations by keeping sustainable development in focus. They are committed to transforming how our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED. Through their community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, their global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.