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14.03.2011, SCHOTT AG, Penang/Malaysia

SCHOTT in Malaysia supports primary school in Batu Ferringi

SCHOTT employees from Penang and Germany celebrated kick-off of partnership with Batu Ferringi Primary School / SCHOTT presented school with photovoltaic panel by SCHOTT Solar / Support for project by Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
SCHOTT in Malaysia supports primary school in Batu Ferringi
A large team of employees from SCHOTT in Penang and Germany as well as Headmistress Puan Norman Binti Ismail and 100 students and teachers of the Batu Ferringi Primary School celebrated the kick-off of their new partnership. The highly motivated SCHOTT helpers cleaned the school building and painted the façade of the building as well as the children’s class-rooms together with the students and teachers. The Shangri-La Hotel Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Penang also supported the project. The hotel sponsored a tree which the hotel’s General Manager, Desmond Hatton, and the Chairman of the Management Board of SCHOTT, Professor Udo Ungeheuer, planted on the school grounds in a symbolic ceremony. The Chief Police Officer of Penang, Dato Wira Ayub, also took part in the event.

In addition, SCHOTT also presented the school with 20 photovoltaic modules made of SCHOTT Solar "ASI Thru" which was officially handed over to the school director.

Professor Udo Ungeheuer explains: "We are very happy to support the local school in Batu Ferringhi. Corporate social responsibility is very important to us; it has been a major pillar of SCHOTT’s corporate values since the founding of the company in 1884 in Jena, Germany."

This project marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between SCHOTT in Malaysia and the Batu Ferringhi school. “Our team here at SCHOTT in Penang will take on the role of tutors, hold regular contact and support the school in its future activities”, Harry Choi, managing director of SCHOTT Glass Malaysia adds.

SCHOTT is an international technology group that has been developing and producing speciality materials, components, and systems for over 125 years. The company’s core markets are the household appliance industry, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, the automotive industry and architecture. SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales companies in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,500 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibility. At the same time, SCHOTT strongly supports the principles of sustainability. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

SCHOTT Glass Malaysia was founded in 1974. Out of Penang, SCHOTT serves the optics market in South-east Asia. About 540 employees produce high precision lenses and prisms both for the precision and consumer segments.
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