5 LETTER TO SHAREHOLDERS N°97 FOCUS... easily converted into homes and student housing after the event. The plasterboard will then have a second life on new building sites in the Paris region, as part of a reuse experiment. • Innovation and technological feats: the buildings in the Athletes’ Village are mid-rise structures with wooden façades. Weber, a leader in industrial mortars and a SaintGobain Group subsidiary, worked with manufacturers to propose an innovative external thermal insulation system for wooden façades on mid-rise buildings (max. 28 meters). • A work of art made in Alsace: the sculpture topping the Signal Tower located right in the middle of the Athletes’ Village, a reinterpretation of the Olympic rings, was made in Saint-Gobain’s glass factory in Alsace using local manufacturing expertise. Take a 4-minute visit of this unique project. To find out more, click here: https://www.saint-gobain.com/en/ supporteur-officiel-paris-2024 objectives. In the Athletes’ Village, an open-air laboratory for the sustainable construction of tomorrow, the Group has put in place innovative and differentiating solutions designed especially for the Village, which is intended to be a role model in terms of being both environmentally virtuous and entirely modular: • Building materials transported on the river: Point.P, a Saint-Gobain Group brand, delivers construction materials on two barges. Inland waterway transportation reduces CO2 emissions by 50%, or 5.5kg CO2 per ton delivered. For this specific site, 1,500 tons of materials have been delivered and 60 25-ton trucks avoided since the start of the year. In addition to curbing CO2 emissions, river transport reduces traffic nuisances and avoids potential delivery delays caused by traffic congestion in the Paris region. • A full-scale experiment in the reuse of construction materials: the interior walls of the Village buildings, co-developed by Saint-Gobain’s Placo® subsidiary and built for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have been especially designed to be dismantled and the majority of materials reused. More than 20,000 people will be housed here during Paris 2024. From 2025, the Village will be transformed to accommodate 120,000 sq.m. of activities, offices and shops and more than 2,800 new homes. A total of 60,000 sq.m. of demountable partitions will be available for reuse after the competition and will allow athletes’ dwellings to be On June 22, 2023 Saint-Gobain announced the signing of a partnership with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee as “Official Supporter” for renovation and sustainable construction solutions. Shared values… The Group shares Paris 2024’s ambition to create a responsible, fair and inclusive Olympics and is providing its expertise in sustainable construction for the benefit of both athletes and spectators. …at the service of a responsible project “This partnership is an opportunity for Saint-Gobain to demonstrate in concrete terms, through the completion of major construction works, the Group’s responsible commitment and the excellence of its solutions in sustainable and lightweight construction as well as renovation,” explains Benoit Bazin, Saint-Gobain’s CEO. Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024: “We are delighted that the Saint-Gobain Group is joining the Paris 2024 adventure. With SaintGobain, we are driven by the same ambition to offer environmentally responsible and exemplary Games, inspired by a typically French pioneering and innovative spirit.” The projects in which the SaintGobain Group has participated in Paris and in the French host cities of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are all demonstrations of its capacity to innovate, to offer tailor-made solutions and to meet the organizers’ environmental SAINT-GOBAIN BECOMES AN “OFFICIAL SUPPORTER” OF THE PARIS 2024 OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPIC GAMES