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                                                                                                                                                                      2009 edition
                                                                       SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,
                                                                                 A COMMITMENT FROM
                                                                           SAINT-GOBAIN PAM
List of contents
                                                                              Saint-Gobain PAM is the world leader in water cycle pipeline                     Its state-of-the-art technologies and focus on research and
Sustainable development ....................... p 3                    systems. Whilst this is a cause of great pride for all those that              development have enabled it to consistently provide its customers with
                                                                       work with and for the company, it is also an immense responsibility.           quality, sustainable, reliable and ergonomic solutions.
The value of water ..................................... p 7
                                                                                Sustainable development lies at the heart of its corporate culture.            Like communication channels, water and sewerage pipelines
Quality of life ................................................ p 9   Saint-Gobain PAM rapidly embraced the pioneering principles of sus-            are infrastructures created to last for several generations. Sustainable
                                                                       tainable development formulated by the Brundtland Commission.                  development depends on ‘long lasting’ rather than ‘disposable’ instal-
                                                                       Since 1987, this international commission has encouraged today’s               lations.
Durability, reliability ...............................p 11
                                                                       generations to ‘meet the needs of the present without compromising the
                                                                       ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.                               Saint-Gobain PAM has taken on board these principles and
The future is water for all .................... p 13                                                                                                 works to provide effective solutions for the environment.
                                                                       Saint-Gobain PAM is committed to the following key fields:
Energies for renewal .............................p 15                        •	The	Environment                                                               More than 100 capitals and over 1000 large cities world-
                                                                              •	Industry	and	the	economy                                              wide have been equipped with Saint-Gobain PAM products.
At the core of natural resources .......... p 17                              •	Social                                                                Numerous hydraulic, water and sewerage projects are currently
                                                                                                                                                      run with the support of Saint-Gobain PAM in order to boost the
In contact with the earth, naturally .......p 19                                                                                                      development of countries mainly in Latin America and Africa, but
                                                                                                                                                      also in China and the Middle East.
Ongoing innovation ................................p 21                                    Environment


Responsible production ........................p 23                                Bearable               Viable
                                                                                            Sustainable
A transport synergy ...............................p 25
                                                                              Social                           Economic
                                                                                              Equitable
Commitment
from Saint-gobain PAM ......................p 27


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                          Development
                           that lasts
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     1856                      1866                         1933                             1960                         1980                 1995                 2000                         2001                          2003                        2004                   2005                  2008
Founding of the company        Specialisation       Introduction of the centrifugal   Ductile iron pipes invented   INTEGRAL for sewerages   Anchored systems   PLUVIAL for rainwater             NATURAL                         IRRIGAL                     TAG 32                URBITAL               BLUTOP
                           in cast iron pipelines        pipe casting process                                                                                                           for the supply of potable water   for irrigation networks   for gravity sewerage mains   for reuse water     for small diameter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   potable water networks
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                                             Action
                                          for the entire
                                           water cycle




                                                           THE VALUE   OF WATER
                                                                               Saint-gobain PAM’s overriding mission is to provide actions for the entire water cycle




                                                                                                 The concept of sustainable development prompts an                     The rivers and groundwater that constitute our traditional
                                                                                         in-depth reflection on the consumption of water, its treatment        water resources require urgent conservation attention, yet it
                                                                                         and consequently its protection. The amount of fresh water used       is also essential to work towards new and effective long term
                                                                                         totals almost 4,430 km 3 a year, 2,300 km 3 of which are for          solutions. Indeed, the growth of urban areas and the population
                                                                                         consumption. An informed, responsible and environmentally-            boom require new water treatment methods, and also naturally
                                                                                         friendly approach is essential in order to guarantee renewable and    imply additional domestic, agricultural and industrial demands.
                                                                                         reusable water resources. Furthermore, through its research into
                                                                                         pipelines, Saint-Gobain PAM works to improve the various uses of              As a result of its long-standing industrial experience
                                                                                         water and to narrow the gap between usage and consumption.            and total commitment to water cycle products, Saint-Gobain
                                                                                                                                                               PAM is asked by customers and partners to take part in new
                                                                                                  According to the World Health Organisation, around           water recycling projects, as well as desalination plants and
                                                                                         1.1 billion people in the world have no access to potable water and   recharging of underground aquifers as provision for potential
                                                                                         2.4 billion have no sewerage systems. These major deficiencies        future shortages, etc.
                                                                                         in the water cycle have a dramatic impact on public health:
                                                                                         3.2 million people, most of them children, die from hygiene-related            Its involvement in local government projects has              Laying of a pipeline
                                                                                         diseases each year.                                                   made Saint-Gobain PAM aware of the need for more efficient             to supply potable water
                                                                                                                                                               and cost-effective management schemes, which respect the
                                                                                                                                                               diversity of usage whilst guaranteeing the ecosystem (water
                                                                                                                                                               supplies, treatment of used and rain water, the fight against fires,
                                                                                                                                                               irrigation, etc.).




                                                                                                                                                                                                Highlights
                                                                                 • Saint-Gobain PAM is totally committed to the supply of water cycle products.

                                                                                 • Each year, its voluntary innovation policy takes the form of new watertight, sustainable
                                                                                   and environmentally-friendly solutions.

                                                                                 • A member of local groups, Saint-Gobain PAM is committed to working for solutions for the supply
                                                                                   and distribution of water, sewerage, irrigation and the fight against fires that provide greater
                                                                                   protection for our ecosystems.
Wallowa lake, State Park ,Oregon (USA).
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                                The performance in terms of watertightness and the coatings of Saint-gobain
                                PAM’s ductile iron pipeline systems guarantee the sanitary quality of water during
                                transportation and distribution.

                                                  Constant attention is given to the quality of the water destined for             The company is equally committed to supplying pipeline systems
                                          human consumption produced by treatment plants. This applies both to             that are not only leak-free today but will continue to be so in 100 years’
                                          the protection of the catchment areas and work on treatments including           time! Ductile iron pipeline joints are renowned for their watertightness.
                                          the regular lowering of potentially pathogenic micro-organisms and che-          Saint-Gobain PAM has further enhanced this characteristic by using even
                                          mical products.                                                                  more durable elastomer joints that are resistant to the oxidising agents
                                                                                                                           present in water and prevent the growth of micro-organisms on contact.
                                                  The challenge for Saint-Gobain PAM is to provide the transporta-
                                          tion and distribution systems that guarantee this water reaches consumers in             Ductile iron sewerage networks also require joints offering optimum
                                          optimum condition. The careful choice of the materials used for pipelines in     performance in terms of watertightness in order to eliminate waste water
                                          contact with water guarantees maximum quality and standards throughout           leakages that could potentially contaminate the soil, groundwater and attack
                                          the network.These materials are selected by the scientists at the Saint-Gobain   neighbouring pipelines.
                                          PAM laboratories in close collaboration with the very best suppliers.
                                                                                                                                    Saint-Gobain PAM works with government authorities, water dis-
                                          Strict compliance with national regulations and current legislation is gua-      tributors and laying companies in order to implement ongoing improvements
                                          ranteed thanks to an exhaustive quality assurance system based on ISO            to its products.
                                          9001 standards.
Preserving



                        OF LIFE
the quality




              QUALITY
 of water




                                                                                                                                                                              Highlights
                                  • Guaranteed potability of the water distributed through naturally watertight ductile iron pipes, preventing
                                    any leakage of this resource.

                                  • Meticulous selection of materials (coatings, joints, repair products, lubricants), certified by France’s ACS, Germany’s
                                    DVGW, UK’s WRAS and DWI, meeting the sanitary standards for the production of water supply and distribution
                                    products.

                                  • Promotion of top quality reliable products allowing for the promotion of tap water consumption.

                                  • Mineral interior pipe coatings based on cement mortar produced using potable water for optimum sanitary conditions.

                                  • INTEGRAL and TAG 32 ranges for watertight sewerage networks to prevent pollution of soil and to allow for the treat-
                                    ment of all waste water.

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                                      Producing                             Saint-gobain PAM’s pipeline systems
                                       systems                              are designed to last for more than 100 years.
                                       that last




                                                   DURABILITY
                                                                                              As proved by many studies, sustainable development                       For decades, the research staff at Saint-Gobain
                                                                                       depends on ‘long lasting’ rather than ‘disposable’ installations.        PAM’s laboratories has worked painstakingly to provide
                                                                                       Saint-Gobain PAM has taken on board these principles and                 state of the art protective coatings. This work covers both
                                                                                       works to provide effective solutions for the environment.                theoretical and practical aspects, including laboratory




                                                                RELIABILITY
                                                                                                                                                                experiments and, above all, exhaustive on-site testing.

                                                                                                                                                                       To this end, Saint-Gobain PAM owns testing grounds in
                                                                                                                                                                the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, which it uses for trials on new
                                                                                                                                                                coatings under the most aggressive soil conditions.

                                                                                                The average annual rate of potable water pipeline renewal                Interior linings play an equally important role in
                                                                                       stands at around 0.6 to 0.7%. This means that based on current           ensuring durability. Saint-Gobain PAM has developed
                                                                                       investment levels, the pipelines currently being laid will be required   centrifuged cement mortar-based mineral linings with blast
                                                                                       to last around 150 years!                                                furnace cement for potable water and aluminous cement for
                                                                                                                                                                sewerage which have become worldwide leaders. The company
                                                                                               The durability of ductile iron works has been known              also offers an additional range of linings, such as epoxy for
                                                                                       for decades. Indeed, there are many hydraulic networks with              fittings, spigots and the interior of TAG 32 pipes, or the brand
                                                                                       cast iron pipelines that were laid over 100 or even 150 years            new Ductan for Blutop pipes used for smaller diameter water
                                                                                       ago, and which continue to provide a satisfactory service.               distribution.
                                                                                       Replacement of these pipelines is not yet required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Zinalium coatings,
                                                                                              Apart from the intrinsic qualities of ductile iron, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   made from a zinc
                                                                                       durability is also attributable to the quality of the exterior                                                                              and aluminium alloy,
                                                                                       coatings, which provide protection against soil aggression,                                                                                 considerably increase
                                                                                       as well as the interior ones, which resist water or effluent                                                                                the pipeline lifetime.
                                                                                       reactivity.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   Highlights
                                                                • In certain cities around the world, such as a Paris, cast iron pipelines that were laid 150 years ago are still in service.

                                                                • Saint-Gobain PAM ductile iron pipelines have been laid in more than 100 capital cities worldwide.

                                                                • Emerging nations such as China, India and Russia, etc., are opting to use ductile iron pipelines for their supply
                                                                  networks.

                                                                • Towns and cities choose ductile iron pipeline systems in order to reduce leakage rates.

                                                                • The Zinalium coating, made from zinc and aluminium and used in the Natural and Blutop ranges,
                                                                  at least doubles the lifetime of ductile iron pipes.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (Iceland).
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                                                       Supplying potable tap water, collecting and treating waste water are global challenges
                                                       that require the very finest technologies.


               Sharing                                                   There is an urgent worldwide need for potable water supplies, as            An example of this is the Doha North Sewage Treatment
                                                                 well as the collection and treatment of waste water in accordance with     Works project in Qatar, which complies fully with Saint-Gobain PAM’s
          our experiences                                        specific local and environmental conditions. This need is particularly     sustainable development principles and values. Indeed, Qatar is the first
                                                                 evident in emerging nations. As water is an essential resource, the        member state of the Golf Cooperation Council to undertake to reduce
                                                                 solutions must be based on an environmentally friendly approach. Care      its greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2012. Its environmental
                                                                 for the environment, active on site collaboration between local teams      policy aims to preserve its natural resources whilst guaranteeing
                                                                 and Saint-Gobain PAM engineers and technicians, and a dialogue             industrial development. Set to become operational in 2010, the Middle
                                                                 that takes into account the future management of the projects carried      East’s largest waste water treatment and reuse plant will allow for the
                                                                 out, are all values and principles that we apply on a daily basis.         irrigation of green spaces on a small island that is home to an important
                                                                                                                                            nature reserve for oryx, gazelles and migrating birds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ductile iron fittings




                                               WATER FOR ALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at a site in Mauritania.




                               THE FUTURE IS                              Right from the drawing board stage of any project, Saint-
                                                                 Gobain PAM provides the various groups involved with optimum
                                                                 solutions aimed at improving the performance of the networks to be
                                                                 laid and facilitating their installation in areas where access is often
                                                                                                                                                   The Doha North treatment plant will be eco-friendly and will
                                                                                                                                            generate high quality reusable water. It will also be equipped with an
                                                                                                                                            odour control system.

                                                                 difficult. The vast range of Saint-Gobain PAM products provides
                                                                 solutions capable of overcoming difficulties in terms of hydraulic
                                                                 performance and pipeline protective coatings in even the harshest
                                                                 land conditions such as the Persian Gulf (characterised by corrosive
                                                                 soils, high temperatures and solar radiation, etc.).




                                                                                                                                                                                                      Highlights
                                                         • Supply of pipeline systems to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Nigeria, Palestine, Qatar, Pakistan, China, Peru, Brazil,
                                                           Mexico, etc., to provide quality water supplies and long-lasting sewerage systems.

                                                         • Delivery of pipelines for the Doha North treatment plant in Qatar that will transport 439,000m3 of water a day, tripling                                     Site meeting
                                                           the existing capacity. The plant will recycle water for a population of 900,000.                                                                             in Panama.

                                                         • Supply of around 200 km of pipelines for the Aftout Essahli project in Mauritania, within the framework of the national
                                                           strategy for the fight against poverty.

                                                         • The Urbital range promotes the use of recycled water.
Playa Matapalo (Costa Rica).
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                                        The teams of engineers and technicians at Saint-gobain PAM work to reduce the energy
                                        consumption of the equipment it supplies to hydroelectric power stations.


                                                           Hydroelectric energy is a renewable energy that has been              In addition to the fundamental need for the development
                                                  in use for decades. It currently makes up 16.6% of the world’s         of renewable energies, energy and material economies boast a
                                                  electricity production, and 89% of the electricity generated using     vast potential for action in terms of sustainable development.
                                                  renewable resources, with an annual growth rate of 2%.
                                                                                                                                Saint-Gobain PAM renews and implements ongoing
                                                           In addition to large dams, it is also possible to produce     improvements to its production processes in order to optimise
                                                  decentralised electricity that does not spill any waste into the       energy consumption. Special attention is given to its buildings
                                                  water or generate contaminating gases. Indeed, compared with           where the ambitious long-term objective is to cut energy
                                                  a traditional combustion power station, each year, a 1MW               consumption by 4.
                                                  hydroelectric power station will prevent the emission of around
 Economising                                      2,500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. 1MW is enough to meet                   The optimisation of product weight is also of considerable
                                                  the electricity needs of around 630 homes. Today’s mini power          interest, as it allows for reduction in energy consumption not
for sustainability                                stations are designed to respect natural water flows and the           only during production, but also during the transportation and
                                                  facilities are built to blend into the landscape. The pressure pipes   installation stages.
                                                  that supply the water to the turbines are generally made from
                                                  ductile iron and run underground. Various European countries                                                                                 Construction of




                     ENERGIES
                                                  have adopted hydroelectric technology in order to reach the 20%                                                                              a pressure pipeline,
                                                  target set by the European Union for 2020.                                                                                                   a Norwegian project.




                                FOR RENEWAL




                                                                                                                                                                                  Highlights
                                          • Saint-Gobain PAM participates actively in the development of micro hydroelectric power stations, especially
                                            in Norway and Austria.

                                          • The use of charcoal from the Saint-Gobain PAM plantations to produce coke for use in Brazilian blast furnaces.

                                          • In just 10 years, Saint-Gobain PAM has cut its energy requirements by 30%.

                                          • The objective is to cut energy consumption in buildings by 4 between now and 2040.

                                          • Energy consumption during transportation is dependent on the reduction of unnecessary product weight.

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                                         Taking
                                     advantage
                                    of scrap iron                                                                 100% of ductile iron materials can be permanently recycled without losing




                                                            AT THE CORE ,OF NATURAL RESOURCES
                                                                                                                  any of their performance properties.




                                                                                                                                     Ductile iron is essentially an alloy made from iron, carbon           Saint-Gobain PAM works hard to develop high
                                                                                                                            and silicon – elements which are found in large amounts in the         performance products, limiting the amount of materials used
                                                                                                                            earth’s crust, which is made up of around 5% iron and 26%              to that which is strictly necessary, in accordance with current
                                                                                                                            silicon. Known worldwide reserves of pure iron stand at around         regulations. The new Natural, TAG 32 and Blutop ranges
                                                                                                                            230 billion tons, which at current consumption rates guarantee         represent major breakthroughs in the reduction of raw materials,
                                                                                                                            supplies for many years to come.                                       whilst at the same time guaranteeing optimum performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                   levels.
                                                                                                                                    Yet iron, as scrap iron and a waste metal, also boasts the             In addition, Saint-Gobain PAM has implemented a policy
                                                                                                                            world’s highest material recycling rate, which stands at around        aimed at reducing water consumption in its factories through
                                                                                                                            67%. The iron recycling sector is well-organised on a local            developments such as the Archimedes process for lining the pipe
                                                                                                                            scale, ensuring efficient, professional and economically feasible      interiors with cement.
                                                                                                                            collection methods. This sector is enjoying steady growth and
                                                                                                                            the amount of scrap iron used worldwide exceeds 400 million
                                                                                                                            tons a year.

                                                                                                                                    Ductile iron pipeline systems made from recycled
                                                                                                                            products offer identical levels of performance to those made
                                                                                                                            from iron ore. Also worthy of mention is the fact that recycled
                                                                                                                            iron can be used for the production of both sewerage and potable
                                                                                                                            water distribution systems.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cast iron pipe laid
                                                                                                                    • 100% of ductile iron materials can be permanently recycled.                                                                                       in the late 17th century
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        during the construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Versailles Palace,
                                                                                                                    • Following recycling, ductile iron can be used to produce pipelines for both potable water and sewerage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and which is destined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for recycling.
                                                                                                                    • Integrated on site energy management allows for consumption to be reduced.

                                                                                                                    • The new Archimedes process, which consists of coating the pipe interiors, requires less water and generates less silt.
The fountains at Versailles Palace (France), an attraction made possible thanks to cast iron pipelines.
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                     Reusing
                    natural soils
                                                         The sturdiness of ductile iron pipelines allows for the reuse of natural soil
                                                         for backfilling trenches.




                                    IN CONTACT   WITH THE EARTH,
                                                 NATURALLY                 Laying pipelines may require the excavation of large                  The sturdy and solid nature of ductile iron pipelines,
                                                                    amounts of earth, which may be as much as 5 to 10 times the          together with their resistance to cracking and the active
                                                                    volume of the pipeline laid. All too often, this earth is dumped     properties of the coatings, allow for the use of native soil in
                                                                    and replaced with imported backfill.                                 most cases (following the clearing of larger stones) as a covering
                                                                                                                                         for the laying bed.
                                                                            Taking account of all phases of the operations, ranging
                                                                    from production to installation to the entire life cycle of the              Saint-Gobain PAM has also developed product lines
                                                                    installation, is essential in order to ensure the correct approach   adapted to trench-free laying processes, particulalry Horizontal
                                                                    to sustainable development. The environmental impact of              Directional Drilling. This is possible thanks to the development
                                                                    the laying phase is of particular importance. Disposing of the       of the new anchoring systems featured in our UniversalVe range.
                                                                    excavated earth and importing backfill is restrictive, costly and    As a result, several tens of kilometres of ductile iron pipes are
                                                                    impacts the environment. Certain studies have shown that the         laid in Europe each year without the need for trenches. This
                                                                    environmental impact during laying is far higher than during         technique is experiencing rapid expansion.                           Pipeline project to
                                                                    the manufacturing phase. This has led to an analysis of the life                                                                          supply water to the
                                                                    cycle that is currently in progress.                                                                                                      cities of Algiers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Tizi-Ouzou
                                                                           A series of simple actions have already been implemented
                                                                    in order to reduce native soil materials as far as possible,
                                                                    thereby considerably reducing the need to excavate the natural
                                                                    environment, dumping and unnecessary lorry traffic.




                                                                                                                                                                                     Highlights
                                                           • Promotion of the reuse of natural backfill instead of filler materials, thank to the resistance
                                                             and sturdiness of ductile iron pipelines.

                                                           • Limited inconvenience associated with laying extensions during the products lifetime.

                                                           • Design of systems that are faster to lay.

                                                           • Active promotion of trenchless laying technologies whenever appropriate.
Project (Panama).
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                                                                            Innovation based on life cycle analyses and the eco-conception, allows for the reduction
                                                                            of the impact on the environment.


                                                                                              The eco-conception is based on in-depth analyses of the life             Saint-Gobain PAM works to reduce atmospheric and waste
                                                                                      cycles of the major product lines. This falls within the framework of     emissions, assessing products in order to guarantee sustainable
                                                                                      the ISO 14 001 Standard, and is made up of four stages: defining          performance that meets customer needs. By staying one step ahead
                                                                                      objectives; analysing the life cycle; assessing the impact on the         of future environmental regulations, Saint-Gobain PAM aims to
                                                                                      environment; and research into improvements.                              think about the future today.

                                                                                              Saint-Gobain PAM has worked with leading independent life                Within the space of just fifteen years, the company has
                                                                                      cycle analysis (LCA) experts on its major product lines, covering their   achieved a 20% reduction in the weight from the ductile iron pipes
                                            Innovation                                installation and maintenance throughout their useful lives (more          that made up the old generation of products to the new Natural
                                                                                      than 100 years). These analyses will be the object of PCR (Product        range. This revolutionary innovation has been achieved without
                                             to protect                               Category Rules) and environmental statements which provide                reducing the excellent safety coefficient of our products, which offer
                                                                                      reliable details of the environmental impact of our products.             a 3x factor of resistance to bursting (i.e. a minimum resistance of
                                          the environment                                                                                                       120 bar for Class 40 Natural pipes). In addition, energy and raw
                                                                                                                                                                material consumption per metre of pipeline and year of exploitation
                                                                                                                                                                has been cut by four since 1990.




                                                          ONGOING   INNOVATION                                                                                                                                                           PAM KAMELEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         variable angle fitting




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Highlights
                                                                              • CO2 emissions from the Natural range are around 20% lower than the classic range.

                                                                              • The new Blutop and TAG 32 ranges allow for a reduction of between 30% and 50% in the amount
                                                                                of materials used.

                                                                              • Anchoring system technologies have allowed for the elimination of heavy and voluminous concrete blocks,
                                                                                thereby reducing the amount of space required underground.

                                                                              • Laying ergonomics is taken into consideration right from the design stage.
Pont du gard (Roman aqueduct) - France.
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                                                                  The challenge for Saint-gobain PAM is to guarantee constant progress in its industrial processes
                                                                  in order to reduce energy consumption and cut CO2 emissions.

                                                                                    Its exhaustive know-how of water cycle products enabled                     The ISO 14001 Standard Certificate is in line with the
                                                                            Saint-Gobain PAM to rapidly identify and control the environmental          company’s long-standing concern for quality in terms of the design,
                                                                            issues involved in its industrial processes. In France, 19% of              manufacturing and commercialisation of its products, as shown by
                                                                            investments in materials go to projects relating to health and the          its ISO 9001 certificate. Thus, Saint-Gobain PAM’s policy is to apply
                                                                            environment. Eighty percent of Saint-Gobain PAM’s waste products            ongoing improvements to its range of products in order to guarantee
                                                                            are currently valorised (i.e. value recovered in some way), and the         maximum customer satisfaction. The teams at Saint-Gobain
                                                                            aim is for that figure to rise to 100%. In Europe, production is            PAM analyse their product and service needs, and then define the
                                                                            balanced between those subsidiaries using iron ore and those that           specifications necessary to meet those demands whilst at the same
                                                                            opt for recycled scrap iron. Internal recycling of metal waste from the     time ensuring maximum protection for the environment. They
                                                                            production process stands at 100%.                                          industrialise the production methods suitable for manufacturing the
                                                                                                                                                        products, purchase the materials and manufacture in accordance
                                                                                     In order to take this commitment even further, all the group’s     with the defined and controlled specifications, and finally guarantee
                                                                            production sites are currently working to obtain ISO 14001 Standard         the delivery and provision of the products and services within the
                                                                            certification, and the aim is for this process to be completed by 2010.     agreed deadlines.
                                                                            Numerous sites have already been certified, and a large number of                                                                                      Graphite nodules
                                                                            projects have already taken shape for 2008 and 2009. The targets                    In order to secure ongoing improvements to performance in          seen under
                                                                            set are ambitious in terms of the results expected. This certification is   all areas, the teams assess the results of their actions, quantifying      an electronic
                                                                            unquestionable proof of the existence and efficiency of Saint-Gobain        and analysing any discrepancies with the objectives set, defining          microscope.
             Constant                                                       PAM’s environment management system. These international                    and applying corrective actions and checking their efficiency. Saint-
                                                                            regulations allow for the assessment of factory activity in terms           Gobain PAM aims to become the world leader in its field and its
              progress                                                      of the environment, as well as providing proof of the company’s             quality assurance policy reflects this objective.
                                                                            commitment to implementing environmental protection strategies.




                                    RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                    Obtaining the ISO 14001 Standard Certificate is based on the
                                                                            involvement and maximum commitment of all those that work with
                                                                            and for Saint-Gobain PAM on the various sites. The certificate covers
                                                                            both the product design and production phases.




                                                          PRODUCTION
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mass (in kg)

                                                                                                                                                                                             120
                                                                                                                                                                                             100
                                                                                                                                                                                              80
                                                                                                                                                                                              60
                                                                                                                                                                                              40




                                                                                                                                                                           Highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                              20
                                                                    • All plants will be ISO 14001 certified by 2010.                                                                          0
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1980     1990   2000   2010
                                                                    • In Europe, production is balanced between the production of iron using iron ore and recycled                                                        Blutop
                                                                      scrap iron.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Example of a reduction
                                                                    • 80% of all waste materials are valorised. The objective is for 0% non-valorised waste.                                   of materials in a PAM product:
                                                                                                                                                                                               the mass evolution in a
                                                                    • 19% of Saint-Gobain PAM’s investments in France are spent on health and the environment.                                 DN 100 pipe.
Pipe quality assurance work in Pont-à-Mousson (France).
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                                                               Saint-gobain PAM uses modes of transport that emit low levels of CO2 in order to supply
                                                               its factories with raw materials and deliver its products to its customers.


                                                                                Saint-Gobain PAM has acquired outstanding skills and               Localised production sites on several continents (Europe,
                                                                         know-how in the transportation of pipelines, and is capable of     Latin America, Asia and Africa) allow for optimum solutions,
                                                                         meeting both its national and international requirements over      and reduce the distances to be covered.
                                                                         considerable distances.
                    Prioritising                                                                                                                    Both Saint-Gobain PAM’s production and distribution
                                                                                  It has systematically optimised its transport systems     sites are generally interconnected by rail and waterways. In
                       our own                                           by combining several means (waterways, sea, rail and road).        France, for instance, the site in the Lorraine region at Pont-à-
                                                                         Excellent project planning enables the products to be delivered    Mousson receives most of its raw materials via rail or waterway.
                      transport                                          in optimum conditions and at the best rates, reducing transport    The products manufactured there are then loaded onto trains or
                                                                         difficulties to a minimum.                                         barges, and then, if necessary switched to a vessel at a port.
                       systems




                                         A TRANSPORT   SYNERGY




                                                                                                                                                            Highlights
                                                                 • 65% of the manufactured products are transported by rail, waterways or sea:
                                                                   1 train = 60 lorries
                                                                   1 barge = between 120 and 150 lorries

                                                                 • The Blutop range can be manually transported and assembled, thereby reducing
                                                                   the need for vehicles on site.

                                                                 • The reuse of natural backfill drastically reduces lorry rotation and the need for                                                           Pipes being loaded
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Antwerp Port.
                                                                   filler materials.

                                                                 • The production plants are carefully selected in accordance with the delivery sites.
DN 2000 pipe train, Fontainebleau (France).
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                               Saint-gobain PAM is committed to the challenges of sustainable development
                               at each stage of the design, production and commercialisation processes.

                                                 The principles and values defended by Saint-Gobain                        The concern for sustainable development is present
            Joint                        PAM are based on the responsible use of resources and                    in each of the decisions made and is reflected in the working
                                         materials, as well as a firm professional commitment to respect          conditions and remuneration: a secure environment, the
         commitment!                     for the environment and health and safety in the workplace.              identification and prevention of risks, and the assessment of
                                         Internally, a constant flow of communication with all its workers        possible hazards.
                                         and collaborators allows for the smooth implementation




COMMITMENT
                                         of positive corporate changes whilst encouraging personal                        Saint-Gobain PAM contributes actively to the needs
                                         career development. The flow of information and two-way                  and demands of sustainable development by involving all its
                                         communication favours professional achievements within the               collaborators and employees, transmitting values of responsibility,
                                         general interests of the company.                                        transparency, creativity and innovation. The application of the
                                                                                                                  EHS Charter (environment, hygiene in industry and health and
                                                  In addition, the integration of the disabled into the work-     safety) is a direct response to its respect for the law and health
                                         force is one of the values applied at Saint-Gobain PAM. In addition      and safety in the workplace.




       FROM
                                         to the natural respect for the individual, this principle enhances the
                                         motivation of all its employees, building up a sense of cohesion.




                       SAINT- GOBAIN PAM
                                 • Social policy based on 3 principles:




                                                                                                                                                               Highlights
                                       - Respect for people,
                                       - Respect for health and safety at work,
                                       - Respect for employee rights.

                                 • Recruitment of more than 550 new collaborators in France between 2007 and 2008.

                                 • 3.5% of the payroll is dedicated to training (50,000 hours).

                                 • Integrated Work Assistance Centre for the insertion of the disabled.

                                 • Saint-Gobain has signed up to the UN Global Compact.

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