5 Corporate governance Composition and operation of the governing bodies www.saint-gobain.com SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 178 Activities in 2021 The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee met four times in 2021, in February, April, June, September and November. The attendance rate of its members at all these meetings was 88%. Its work focused on: review as regards their levels of ambition of the ■ sub-criteria of the performance criterion related to Corporate Social Responsibility to which the long-term compensation plan implemented in November 2021 is in particular subject, namely: the total recordable accident rate – more than 24 hours’ lost and non-lost time (TRAR), the reduction rate of CO2 emissions and the senior executives diversity index (see Chapter 5, Section 2.4); the circular economy and the Group’s strategy in this ■ area, as well as the actions taken to reduce packaging and the use of plastic, increase recycled content, introduce recycled resins or explore alternatives; the review of the CO2 roadmap and environmental ■ strategy in line with the objectives for 2030, which includes numerous levers including product weight reduction, World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and the use of decarbonized energy; Solutions for Growth, a program that analyzes all the ■ products and services offered by the Group and quantifies their ability to provide customers with performance and sustainability benefits: presentation and progress report; presentation of the results of the me@Saint-Gobain ■ 2021 survey, a tool for assessing and managing the Group’s transformation, with more than 120,000 employees responding to this survey in 76 countries; CSR rating agencies (role, strategy, etc.); ■ internal training and inclusive growth within the Group; ■ inclusion within the Group, particularly in terms of ■ disability and health; the taxonomy and in particular the description of the ■ various eligible activities and the implementation schedule; as well as the review of Chapters 3 and 4 of the Universal ■ Registration Document for 2020 relating respectively to Corporate Social Responsibility and non-financial performance and the declaration of non-financial performance (DPEF). The Committee reported to the Board of Directors on its activities in its meetings of February 25, July 29, September 30 and November 25, 2021. Assessment of the Board’s 1.2.4 performance Procedure Formal assessments of the Board’s performance and that of the Committees are carried out each year, in accordance with the Board’s internal rules. These assessments are conducted with the assistance of outside consultants (as in 2019) every three years. In the intervening years, it is carried out on the basis of a questionnaire sent to each of the Directors. In accordance with the wishes of the Directors expressed at the end of the assessment conducted in 2018 to obtain, for those who so wish, feedback on their individual contributions, the assessment also includes the following three stages: confidential review of each Director’s individual ■ contribution by the Chairwoman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Lead independent Director and the Chief executive officer; individual review for each Director with the Chairman of ■ the Board of Directors; and the option for every Director who wishes so, to request ■ feedback on his/her individual contribution from the Chairman of the Board or the Lead independent Director. The Directors who are members of a Board committee also report on the operation of the Committees in which they participate. The organization of the 2021 assessment was decided by the Board at its meeting of September 30, 2021, on proposal from the Lead independent Director. The fourteen Directors in office as of that date were consulted and participated in the Board’s assessment process. The Lead independant Director has conducted the self-assessment and reported on the results of this assessment by making proposals to the Board of Directors meeting of November 25, 2021. The Lead independent Director, the Chairwoman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Chief executive officer discussed the effective contributions of each of the Directors to the work of the Board with regard to their skills and their respective participation in that work. The detailed questionnaire to which each Director responds, which concerns the functioning of the Board in particular, allows them, if they wish so, to freely express their assessment of the other Directors’ individual contributions. The Directors’ individual contributions are also closely examined by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and then by the Board, on the occasion of the renewal of the terms of Directors and recomposition of the Committees, as needed. General observations The assessment highlighted the satisfaction of the Directors, noting the clear progress made over several years and, in particular, as part of the Transform & Grow plan. Directors unanimously praised the very good implementation of this plan, and the involvement of the Board of Directors. This positive perception is therefore confirmed. The Directors unanimously believe that the Board’s dynamics, characterized by the interaction of the Directors in the decision-making process on all matters within its remit, and with the Executive corporate officers, as well as the performance of the Board, characterized by the quality of the decisions taken, are entirely satisfactory.