4 2021 results and outlook for 2022 Non-financial results SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 149 SDG 7 Clean and affordable energy To use our potential for local consumption to develop local renewable energy networks: for civil society: Saint-Gobain is a member of the ETC ■ (Energy Transition Commission) whose aim is to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy system (see chapter 3, section 18.104.22.168). SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth To create conditions guaranteeing quality jobs for our employees: for employees: in 2018, Saint-Gobain launched version ■ 4.0 of its OPEN (Our People in an Empowering Network) program, a management tool designed to boost the satisfaction of its employees (see chapter 3, section 4.3.6); for suppliers: the Group’s suppliers are committed to ■ guaranteeing decent working conditions (see chapter 3, section 1.4); for civil society: as part of the Global Deal, Saint-Gobain ■ is committed to ensuring decent work for all (see chapter 3, section 1.5.2). SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure To engage our innovation at the service of sustainable development and the circular economy: for employees: to develop solutions that anticipate ■ market trends, the Group has introduced an innovation approach that integrates the challenges of sustainable development and measures the sustainable performance of its products and solutions (see chapter 3, section 3.4); for civil society: Saint-Gobain has been a member of the ■ WBCSD Board with responsibility for “climate, energy, the circular economy, towns and cities, and mobility” since 2017 (see chapter 3, section 1.1.1). SDG 10 Reduced inequalities To be inclusive by promoting equal opportunities: for employees: Saint-Gobain is working to create an ■ environment conducive to fairness and equality, which is crucial to employees’ professional growth, while fostering training and the cohesion of high-performance operational teams (see chapter 3, section 4.3.4); for local communities: wherever it is present, the Group ■ undertakes to promote inclusion and diversity in all its forms: gender, nationalities, training, career paths, generational diversity, disabilities and ethnic and social origins (see chapter 3, section 4.3.4). SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities To offer sustainable and affordable solutions in response to lifestyle changes in line with increasing urbanization: for customers: Saint-Gobain designs, produces and ■ distributes increasingly sustainable solutions (see chapter 2, section 2); for civil society: at the local level, Group subsidiaries are ■ involved in partnerships, e.g. with the Green Building Councils (GBC) (see chapter 3, section 1.5). SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production To change the way we design, produce and distribute products and solutions to develop the circular economy: for employees: training programs to raise awareness ■ among employees about climate change stakes have been developed within the Climate Academy (see chapter 3, section 22.214.171.124); for customers: Saint-Gobain designs, produces and ■ distributes sustainable and comfortable solutions (see chapter 3, section 3); for local communities: Saint-Gobain is gradually ■ reducing pressure on natural resources through innovative processes.