Environmental Management System
SCHOTT already began removing the dust from glass melting tanks in Mainz in 1978. Ten years later, the exhaust air from the smokestacks was already more than 99% dust-free.
Environmental protection has to be managed
The Integrated Management System for Safety, Security, Health and Environment (IMSU/EHS 2010) plays an important role for the group and encourages us to become active in the areas of environmental protection, occupational safety, healthcare and emergency management.
Currently, approx. 40 manufacturing units and thus 70% of all SCHOTT operations have been IMSU certified. This means they are subject to a uniform group-wide improvement process that is monitored on a frequent basis. These requirements often extend even beyond what the national standards call for.
SCHOTT also assumes responsibility for the environment as part of the EU regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) that governs chemical substances. The REACH Regulation went into effect on June 1, 2007. Together with the associations of the European glass industry, SCHOTT points to the fact that glass is generally harmless to both human beings and the environment so that complex registration can be avoided in accordance with the exemption that the EU plans to issue for glass. The goal of REACH is to promote the safe use of chemicals in order to better protect people´s health and the environment. As a company that already makes environmental protection a high priority, SCHOTT ensures that all of the products that the group produces comply with legislative requirements, both today and in the future.