SCHOTT Principles for Safety, Security, Health and Environment

Our SCHOTT safety principles define the strategic objectives of the SCHOTT Group for safety, security, health and environment. They are based on our integrated health and safety management system for safety, security, health and environment (IMSU/EHS).

responsibility toward society

Responsibility Toward Society As a Whole

The SCHOTT Group accepts the challenges involved in protecting the environment, and actively contributes to solving the problems this poses. SCHOTT's aim is to be a model of environmental protection and practices an open information policy towards its stakeholders, its staff, its market partners, the official authorities and the general public.

The economic benefits of our actions may not be achieved at the expense of personal safety, security, health and environmental protection. The recommendations contained in laws and directives are considered to be minimum requirements. We refrain from undertaking acts that are illegal or that prevent fair competition.
safety and health in the workplace

Health & Safety Management System

The health and safety management of its employees at the workplace has the highest priority for SCHOTT and is realized in many ways, such as workplace design, provision of safety equipment, preventive health care and other health programs, as well as employee training. One aim of this training is to make the employees aware of their own responsibility for health, safety and the environment. Our objective is to continuously improve workplaces and working conditions.
environment protection


We want to reduce the pollution of water, air and soil as much as possible as part of our SCHOTT health and safety principles. That is why environmental compatibility is a determining factor when we select and use materials, technologies and production methods. Wherever possible, we will substitute raw materials, which are potentially hazardous, with less dangerous ones. We will help develop the state-of-the-art in environmental protection by applying new technologies and scientific solutions at an early date.

The protection of the environment and natural resources are high-priority company goals and SCHOTT principles. All employees must contribute to these goals in the way they conduct their daily lives.
resource conservation

Resource Conservation

Commercial processes must be economically optimized and arranged in such a way that they require fewer raw materials and less energy. We must continually check our total throughput of materials and energy to see that we are operating at a low level of consumption. Recycling capability is already an important criterion when it comes to developing products or selecting materials. We will attempt to set up closed loops for all the resources we use.
environmentally compatible products

Environmentally Compatible Products

Products manufactured by the SCHOTT group should be safe, problem-free for the user, and capable of being recycled or disposed of without undue burden to the natural environment.
plant and equipment safety

Safety of Our Plant and Equipment

The planning, construction, operation and upkeep of our plant and equipment must meet all requirements for the environment as well as our health and safety management system. In addition, SCHOTT aims to occupy a leading position in the glass industry in the area of environmental protection and health and safety management systems by continually improving its processes and seeking optimized solutions.
environmentally friendly logistics

Logistics Must Be Safe and Environmentally Friendly

SCHOTT principles require handling, storing and shipping materials and products must meet all technical safety requirements. Packaging and auxiliary packing materials must be limited to the required minimum and be capable of being reused. Transportation equipment is employed while observing environmental aspects.
employee and asset protection

Protecting Our Employees and Our Assets

In order to sustainably protect our employees, assets, data and know-how, as well as the public reputation of our company, we have defined standards for security, data protection, fire protection and emergency preparedness as part of our SCHOTT principles.