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27.07.2018, Mainz, Germany

SCHOTT organizes international exchange for employees’ children

“SCHOTT goes Family” promotes intercultural understanding
 Over the summer holidays, the international technology group SCHOTT will be organizing a global exchange program for employees' children for the finth time. 24 youth from eight countries will be spending two weeks together with their exchange partners and their families abroad under the motto “SCHOTT goes Family.”

“This type of an exchange is really great. It promotes mutual understanding and contributes to personal development. International experiences are becoming more and more important and valuable in an increasingly globalized world,” commented Dr. Frank Heinricht, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG.

24 girls and boys of between 14 and 19 years of age will be participating in the exchange program. Most of them come from Germany (8 participants), Czech Republic (5 participants) India and Colombia (4 each). Young people from Brazil, Japan, France and the United States will also be participating. 174 teens from 18 countries have participated in the international exchange since it began in 2014.

The young people will live with the host families and take part in family life. Their stays will be used to get to know each other better and to build a personal relationship. As a side effect, parents who work at the various SCHOTT sites will also get to know each other via email, phone or Skype. “This is fully in line with our intention of making SCHOTT more of a ‘Connected Company,’” Chairman of the Board Heinricht noted.

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, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, 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 33 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 2.05 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2016/2017. 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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