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29.09.2014, Mainz/Jambusar

SCHOTT Glass India wins VNM’s Environmental Excellence Award

SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Tubing Unit in Gujarat wins the excellence award in the Green Manufacturing Units category

Mainz/Jambusar, September 29, 2014 – In its first-time participation in VNM TV’s prestigious Environmental Excellence Awards competition, SCHOTT GLASS INDIA PVT. LTD. has won the Environmental Excellence Award 2014. This recognition identifies SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Tubing plant as the best “Green Manufacturing Unit” in Gujarat.
SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Tubing Unit in Gujarat wins the excellence award in the Green Manufacturing Units category
SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Tubing Unit in Gujarat wins the excellence award in the Green Manufacturing Units category
“We, at SCHOTT, feel honored to be recognized for our pursuits in contributing to sustainable growth. It motivates us more to enhance our environmental footprint and strive for best global practices in the plant’s entire value chain” says Georg Sparschuh, President SCHOTT Pharma Tubing India.

In order to win the competition, SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Tubing Unit showcased all its activities that are carried out to conserve environment, such as rainwater harvesting, solar photovoltaic installation for clean energy generation, auto pumps and water level sensors and installation of high efficiency energy saving pumps. It was also recognized that the plant uses sky light during day time, less polluting fuels like liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas for production and material movement, and sewage treatment plants discharge for gardening. SCHOTT has specialized waste management systems, common transport facility and EHS certifications (environment, health and safety).

These environmental friendly practices were displayed through write ups and pictorial presentations which were judged by jury members like Mr. BR Naidu (Additional Director & Zonal Officer, CPCB), Mr. CB Upasini (a prominent environmentalist) and Dr. Anil Kane (President, World Wind Energy Association).

The award was given away by Her Royal Highness Rajmata Shubhangi Devi Gaekwad in a special award function organized by VNM TV. Every year, the news channel conducts a competition for the Environmental Excellence Awards in different categories. Since 16 years, VNM News channel is producing and telecasting news, health programs, educational programs, entertainment programs, mega event organizing, etc., and is a regularly followed channel in the Central and South Gujarat region.

SCHOTT Glass India Pvt. Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of the German technology group SCHOTT AG. SCHOTT offers pharmaceutical glass tubing products & services as well as pharmaceutical containers to customers world-wide from its production sites all around the globe. SCHOTT’s India plant in Jambusar, present since 1986, now functions as a production hub for SCHOTT pharmaceutical tubing in Asia.

About SCHOTT SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of 1.84 billion euros for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.



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