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The guiding principles of sustainability are deeply anchored in SCHOTT’s DNA. It comes from our unique corporate model and has its roots in the historic foundation statute of 1896. Responsible governance, responsibility for employees, society, environment and the climate are key elements of our sustainability strategy.
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Compliance means more to us than just adhering to the rules and regulations of each country we operate in. Building and maintaining the trust of our employees and business partners in our company and products is our most valuable asset.

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Environmental responsibility

Environmental protection has been one of SCHOTT's key corporate goals for decades. Time and again, we have set new sustainability standards in the glass industry, and we want to do the same when it comes to protecting the climate. As a globally operating group, we have a clear goal: To be the first specialty glass manufacturer to become climate neutral by 2030.

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Social responsibility

Fulfilling a special responsibility to our employees and society as a whole is one of the fundamental ideas of our owner, the Carl Zeiss Foundation. So we place great importance on health, safety, and social security for all our employees. However, our responsibility does not end at the factory gates, and we are deeply committed to the many communities that live and work close to our facilities around the world.

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Gold for sustainability

The SCHOTT sustainability management has been recognized by the international rating agency EcoVadis with a Corporate Social Responsibility gold medal for 2022. With this sustainability assessment, SCHOTT seeks to reduce risks, drive innovation, and promote transparency and trust with business partners.

Gold for sustainability

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Sustainability@SCHOTT white paper

In our “Sustainability@SCHOTT” white paper, we would like to provide you with a general overview of sustainability topics covering the three ESG criteria Environmental, Social and Governance.