2015 is a celebration year for Saint-Gobain PAM, which commemorated its 350th anniversary on October 15th.
To mark the date, the company evoked its French origins from 1665, and invited employees to follow a “tricolore” dress code, inspired by the colours of the French flag, as well to join a Great French Bake Off Competition. All staff were invited to bake homemade French delicacies to be sold to raise funds for WaterAid, an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
“The purpose of these symbolic initiatives was primarily to evoke our French heritage, as well as recognising the history of innovation we have as a brand. We also used the anniversary celebrations to support WaterAid and we’re very pleased to have raised £157 on the day.” Wendy Marriott, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Saint-Gobain PAM UK, explained.
Additionally, Saint-Gobain PAM gave away a trip for two to Paris, giving one of its employees (randomly chosen), the opportunity to see the famous Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, created using glass manufactured by Saint-Gobain in 1678.
“We believe we wouldn’t be celebrating this anniversary if we didn’t have a talented and committed team working to deliver the best everyday, therefore we decided to offer this trip, which allows the winner to understand a bit more of our history, at the place where it all began.” Wendy Marriott adds.