Saint-Gobain is an all-inclusive organization that celebrates diversity and encourages all employees to live as their authentic selves at work and beyond. LIVE OPEN, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) for members and allies of the LGBTQ community, was established to help create such a culture. LIVE OPEN actively recruits talented LGBTQ employees, promotes an unconditionally welcoming environment of diversity, equality and inclusion, and serves as a resource for individuals seeking guidance on topics around LGBTQ concerns.
LIVE OPEN is part of Saint-Gobain’s ERG ecosystem which includes employee resource groups such as the Women’s Network, Early Career Network, Veteran’s Group, and Leading Efforts for Ancestral Diversity (LEAD) Network. There are many intersectionalities between these groups but all share the push for diversity and authenticity because through these drivers we gain a competitive advantage and make Saint-Gobain a richer and more rewarding place to work. Plant and regional chapters of LIVE OPEN throughout North America hold social events, training, and community outreach events that are founded on our pillars of education, visibility, and community.
Standards set by external organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have helped LIVE OPEN establish specific goals:
- To promote a corporate culture that encourages all SGNA employees to live as their authentic selves in their daily work environment and beyond.
- To achieve a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index, thus earning HRC recognition as a “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
- To actively recruit talented LGBTQ employees, measured by anonymous workplace climate surveys and by increased membership in LIVE OPEN itself, among other initiatives.
- To function as visible leaders to fellow employees who are members or allies of the LGBTQ community, while also serving as a resource for any individuals seeking guidance on topics of inclusion around LGBTQ concerns.
To become a member of Live Open, please fill out this Membership Questionnaire. For more information on open positions within Saint-Gobain please visit our Careers page, here. For more information on other Saint-Gobain ERGs please visit our Employee Resource Group site here.