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Saint Gobain PAM celebrates groups 350th anniversary

20/10/2015
Saint-Gobain PAM has marked the official celebrations of Saint-Gobain’s 350th Anniversary, on October 15th, evoking the Group’s origins in France back in 1665.
 
Staff were invited to follow a "tricolore" dress code, inspired by the colours of the French flag, as well to join a Great French Bake Off Competition. Employees 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.
 
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"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 whose name was drawn at random, the opportunity to see the famous Hall of Mirrors at 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 products that will still be here in another 350 years. We decided to offer this trip in recognition of this and it should allow the winner to understand a bit more of our history, as well as experiencing the delights of Paris." Marriott adds.
 
A French-style buffet was also served at Saint-Gobain PAM’s sites in Ilkeston, Melton Mowbray and Telford.

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