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SageGlass’ parent company, Saint-Gobain, honored by Top Employers Institute for exceptional workplace, employee benefits

Backed by international research, ‘Top Employer North America Certification’ awarded to the global building materials company

Mar. 9, 2016

SageGlass, part of the Saint-Gobain family of companies, announces that its parent company, Saint-Gobain, has received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people and honored Saint-Gobain at an award ceremony March 8 in Washington, DC.

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization and strive to continuously optimize employment practices. In the past, prominent companies such as Goodyear, DHL, GM and Quest Diagnostics have been recognized with this certification. With the addition of our recent North America recognition, Saint-Gobain is now certified as a Top Employer in 21 countries, including Canada, Brazil and France.

“We’re proud of our parent company, Saint-Gobain, for being recognized with the Top Employers North America Certification,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “One of the core reasons Saint-Gobain has thrived in North America for more than a century is because it believes in the value of providing our employees with a dynamic workplace experience and exceptional employee benefits.”     

The Top Employers Institute assessed Saint-Gobain’s employee offerings on the criteria of talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership and development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and overall company culture.

Crucial to the Top Employer Certification is the completion of a stringent research process, as well as meeting the required standards of excellence in order to achieve the Certification. All answers were independently audited, and this research verified Saint-Gobain’s outstanding employee conditions and earned the organization a coveted spot among a choice group of certified top employers. 

“Optimal employee offerings and HR best practices ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally,” said Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink. “This, in turn, enables companies to grow and develop, maximize organizational performance, and attract and retain the best talent. Our comprehensive research concluded that Saint-Gobain provides an outstanding employee environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives – from benefits and learning and development opportunities to well thought-out career management programs – that are truly aligned with the company’s culture.”

Saint-Gobain offers its employees a number of unique offerings, including: personal health coaching, weight management and nutrition programs, company book clubs and athletic leagues, networking opportunities, a mentoring system and digital learning courses.

About SageGlass®

SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass, Facebook.com/SageGlass.

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to The Statue of Liberty and The World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement.

In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Experience our innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.

About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute, headquartered in the Netherlands, is an independent organization that certifies excellence in employee offerings, HR practices and the environment employers have in place for employees to advance their development. Top Employers opened its U.S. office in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2016. In 2015, Top Employers entered into a strategic global partnership with U.S.-based HR Certification Institute, the premier credentialing organization for HR professionals worldwide to expand the global reach of both organizations in a shared mission to raise the level of excellence of the worldwide human resource management profession. For more than 25 years, Top Employers Institute has recognized exceptional employers around the world with its annual Top Employers Global, Top Employers Continent, and Top Employers Country certifications. Since 1991, Top Employers has recognized more than 1,000 Top Employers in 102 countries.

Media Contacts

Saint-Gobain in North America:
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
610-341-7031 (office)
484-919-2103 (mobile)

Derek Malmquist, Vice President of Marketing 
507-331-4913 (office)