SCHOTT Environmental Awards

SCHOTT presented with the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award 2013

SCHOTT has received the American Ceramic Society’s Corporate Environmental Achievement Award for its sustainable manufacturing of SCHOTT CERAN® and PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramics. “The Corporate Environmental Achievement Award serves as a benchmark for companies pushing the boundaries of eco-friendly products and processes in the field of ceramics,” said Dr. Richard Brow, President of The American Ceramic Society. “We unanimously selected SCHOTT based on its significant contributions to the international glass industry through the eco-friendly manufacturing of innovative products that protect our natural resources.” The award-winning SCHOTT products are manufactured without using the toxic heavy metals arsenic and antimony. Furthermore, graywater from a nearby river and renewable energy sources are used with PYRAN® Platinum. These high-quality eco-friendly glass-ceramics have kept an estimated 1,000 tons of harmful chemicals from entering the environment and thus raised the bar for efficient use of energy and water in glass manufacturing.

SCHOTT CERAN® - Among the top 3 products in the German Sustainability Award 2011

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Dr. Ulrich Ackermann, member of the SCHOTT Corporate Management Committee (center), Stefan-Marc Schmitt, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Home Tech (left), and Dr. Ioannis Kosmas, Vice President of Operations for Glass-Ceramics (right), accepted congratulations at the German Sustainability Award ceremony held in Düsseldorf.
SCHOTT has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2011 for its environmentally friendly CERAN® cooktop panel. Together with two other companies, SCHOTT is one of the top three in the category “Germany's most sustainable products and services”.


With its nomination, the jury paid tribute to SCHOTT’s outstanding technological expertise and its acceptance of responsibility for society and the environment. Following the development of a new environmentally friendly melting technology, the company became the world's first and only manufacturer of glass-ceramic cooktop panels to produce these products without using the toxic heavy metals arsenic and antimony and is setting new global standards once again.

Winner of the German Innovation Award 2010

environmental friendliness recognition
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG (center) together with the SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramics team during the festive award ceremony in Munich.
Recognized for Environmental Friendliness!
SCHOTT AG® was granted the 2010 German Innovation Award in the large enterprises category for CERAN Suprema® and CERAN Hightrans® eco glass-ceramic cooktop panels for environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques.

When developing its glass innovations, SCHOTT is closely guided by the needs of its customers, for whom sustainability plays an important role. This developmental work has resulted in a glass-ceramic cooktop panel that does not contain the heavy metals arsenic and antimony, and earning the prestigious German Innovation Award in 2010. The Mainz-based company became the first manufacturer in the world to produce this product with the help of SCHOTT`s patented melting technology. SCHOTT now saves more than 180 tons of these heavy metals each year and thus makes an important contribution to our environment.


Öko-Test Evaluates Photovoltaic Modules and Solar Panel Performance

“Sehr gut" (very good) for SCHOTT Solar
The consumer magazine Öko-Test (4/2010 edition) rated SCHOTT Solar’s photovoltaic modules with the highest score possible: “Sehr gut" (very good). Together with the magazine Photon‘s testing laboratory, this magazine evaluated solar panel performance in a total of 15 mono and polycrystalline solar modules from German and foreign manufacturers with respect to their performance and possible shortfalls.

The SCHOTT POLY™ 220 polycrystalline solar module achieved an excellent score in this test of solar panel performance. The module was given the highest possible score of “Sehr gut" (very good) in both “Performance Testing” and testing for “defects."