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22.07.2016, Mainz, Germany

SCHOTT founds an energy efficiency network

Increasing energy efficiency has been an important issue for the specialty glass company SCHOTT for quite a long time.
The company has had a standardized framework with regular certifications in place ever since all German sites introduced energy management systems based on the international standard ISO 50001 a few years ago. To identify and exploit further efficiency potential, the technology group has now established the energy efficiency network “EffiNet@SCHOTT” at all six of its German sites. This internal company network is one of 500 that are to be established in Germany by 2020 – as a contribution to achieving the climate and energy policy objectives of the Federal Republic of Germany. An agreement between the federal government and the associations and industry organizations provides for this. For this reason, BV Glas, the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry, is also on board as a network supporter of “EffiNet@SCHOTT.” The network is also being accompanied by Energy Consulting GmbH in Kehl, Germany.

“We have undertaken great efforts to increase our energy efficiency in the melting of glass quite significantly in recent decades. This is a very important ongoing task for us. As part of our network, we now want to focus on the peripheral processes of glass production even more in order to better exploit potential for efficiency here as well,” said Hermann Ditz, Member of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG, at the founding meeting of the SCHOTT energy efficiency network.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.
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