Environmental protection as a corporate goal

By using state-of-the-art technologies and continuously improving processes, SCHOTT has repeatedly set standards in the glass industry.

Environmental protection has been an officially declared corporate goal since 1987. SCHOTT began implementing targeted measures to improve environmental protection as early as the 1970s.

“The protection of the environment and the natural resources are high-priority company goals for SCHOTT. All employees must contribute to these goals through their behavior. Based on the commitment of all employees and the respective leadership role of the management, SCHOTT wants to act in an environmentally friendly way and work constantly on improving the ecological balance”.

Extract from the SCHOTT Code of Conduct

Continuous process improvements reduce emissions, energy and water consumption

Filter technologies reduce dust emissions in the exhaust air from the glass melt by over 99 percent.
The introduction of catalytic and non-catalytic processes since 1989 has reduced the specific nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) in the exhaust air from the glass melt by up to 75 percent.
By converting the melting tank heating to the oxy-fuel technology or electricity since the 1990s, specific energy consumption has been reduced by over 30 percent.
Energy management systems according to ISO 50001 and the energy efficiency network EffiNet@SCHOTT ensure that energy consumption is reduced.
Closed loop systems and water treatment systems significantly reduce fresh water consumption.
Since 1995, an integrated EHS Management System has ensured that high standards of environmental protection and occupational health and safety are maintained at all sites worldwide. It is based on the international ISO standards 14001 (environmental management systems) and 45001 (occupational health and safety). In the meantime, an EHS standard for Material Compliance has also been added. Group-wide EHS standards supplement national laws and regulations where it is important to SCHOTT to uniformly regulate relevant compliance topics and to define a worldwide minimum standard.