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Annual Report

Where others say no, we say yes. At SCHOTT, we believe that shared responsibility, experience, and close collaboration can release the energy to achieve the impossible. This also applies to the relationships we build with our customers. As an international technology group for advanced materials such as specialty glass, glass-ceramics, and polymers, we are constantly exploring unique solutions that make a difference for businesses and industries – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Many SCHOTT products have high-tech applications that push technological boundaries, such as flexible glass in foldable smartphones, glass-ceramic mirror substrates in the world's largest telescopes, and laser glass in nuclear fusion. With their pioneering spirit, our 17,100 experts in over 30 countries work as dedicated partners to industries such as healthcare, home appliances, consumer electronics, semiconductors, optics, astronomy, energy, and aerospace.

The responsibility for employees, society and the environment is also deeply rooted in our DNA: our production is therefore set to become climate-neutral by 2030.

17,100 employees around the world constantly question the impossible

With their pioneering spirit, SCHOTT’s employees work as partners to industries such as healthcare, home appliances, consumer electronics, semiconductors, optics, astronomy, energy, and aerospace. Supported by the best digital tools, they drive ideas and innovations forward in interdisciplinary and diverse success teams.
Fiscal Year 2022/23 at a glance: Solid results despite a challenging year

Share of sales in fiscal year 2022/2023 by region

World map with share of sales by region
710 scientists and engineers from our worldwide research and development network
With the invention of specialty glass 140 years ago, SCHOTT company founder Otto Schott laid the foundation for modern glass science and became the pioneer of an entire industry. His pioneering spirit and passion for innovation are deeply rooted in the DNA of employees worldwide. With extensive expertise and modern production and processing techniques, they are constantly pushing existing technological boundaries – and creating the materials the future is made of.
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Committed to support 4 global sustainable development goals of the United Nations
The guiding principle of sustainability is deeply rooted in SCHOTT's corporate history. It stems from our unique corporate model and is rooted in the foundation statutes 1896. Responsible corporate governance, responsibility for employees and society, as well as the environment and climate, are the core elements of our sustainability strategy.
A bridge across a valley.