Saint-Gobain Abrasives Certifies its Manufacturing Process

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Certifies its Manufacturing Process as Sustainable

SEAM Program Receives EU Certification Trade Mark from EUIPO

7 July 2021 (Paris, France) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, member of SEAM, a sustainability program managed by FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, can now certify that its products are manufactured using a sustainable production process by bearing the SEAM logo on its packaging and marketing collateral. 
“SEAM has been a fantastic catalyst in embarking the entire abrasives industry and its supply chain on the sustainability journey. As a founding and active member of SEAM, Saint-Gobain Abrasives are fully engaged, we have committed our teams towards carbon neutrality, water discharge and waste elimination, to help play our part in making the world a better home. It’s more than an expectation, making a positive contribution has become a requirement for our employees and our stakeholders and we are committed to reporting annually on our performance by publishing the evolution of the Sustainability and Responsibility indicators” stated Xavier Orlhac VP Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Europe Middle-East Africa.  

The SEAM program guides member companies to continuously improve on production methods by focusing their effort on specific targets falling under the three pillars of sustainability: environment, labor, economy.  Members of the SEAM program have chosen sustainable targets in 2020 and are now working on improving their performance with a status report to be published in October. 


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About Saint-Gobain Abrasives:
Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions, which enable customers to cut, shape and finish all materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with end-users and grinding expert partners, Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves its customers locally through its structured sales operations in over 27 countries, employing over 10,000 people.

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About SEAM:
The Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers (SEAM) commit to continually improve their environmental, labor and production processes.
The SEAM program guarantees that SEAM members, all from within the abrasive supply value chain, manufacture, process, supply, distribute abrasives according to the sustainability standards with regards to environmental efficiency (waste, energy, resource), health and safety quality and innovative production processes.

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