For the 8th year in a row, Saint-Gobain is in the top 100 most creative corporations and organizations in the world in the ranking of "Top 100 corporations and Global Creative Organizations", the results are published by Clarivate Analytics ( formerly belonging to Thomson Reuter Group). Rankings are based on four factors: total patents; the number of patents granted according to the ratio of paid licenses; Global scope of patent portfolio, and the impact of patents are measured by the number of references.
Saint-Gobain is in the top 100 most innovative corporations and organizations in the world for 8 consecutive years
Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar - Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain Group said: “The recognition of the quantity, quality and influence of patents is the result of the priority strategy of the set. Saint-Gobain delegation has devoted to R&D activities for many years. It also demonstrates our determination to continually bring new, different solutions, solve social problems of comfort, sustainable commitment, productivity and performance.”
Saint-Gobain Group's Research and Development activities are supported by a global network of 3,700 employees, eight multi-disciplinary Research centers and a number of specific Research and Development units with a total investment. It is € 446 million in 2017. With about 900 R&D projects in progress, Saint-Gobain currently owns many innovative products launched every year. One of the four Saint-Gobain products currently available does not exist four years ago. In total, the Group develops about 400 patents each year, reinforcing its leading position in operating market towns.
About Saint-Gobain Group
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes groups of materials and solutions, which are key elements that help build a comfortable and friendly living space for each and every one of us. These solutions can be found in every space in everyday life: in buildings, in traffic, in infrastructure and in many other industrial applications. These solutions provide comfort, efficiency and safety in the face of challenges in sustainable construction, efficient use of natural resources and climate change.
- Global revenue in 2017: 40.8 billion euros
- Available in 67 countries with over 179,000 employees