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08-15-2011, SCHOTT Hometech North America

SCHOTT CERAN® nominated for German Sustainability Award

• Environmentally friendly glass-ceramic cooktop panel sets new standards
SCHOTT has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2011 for its environmentally friendly Ceran® glass-ceramic cooktop panel.
SCHOTT has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2011 for its environmentally friendly Ceran® glass-ceramic cooktop panel.
August 12, 2011 (Louisville, KY/Mainz, Germany) – The international technology group SCHOTT has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2011 for its environmentally friendly Ceran® glass-ceramic cooktop panel. Together with two other companies, SCHOTT is one of the top three in the category “Germany's most sustainable products and services”.

The winner will be announced and honored with the award at the German Sustainability Conference in Düsseldorf on November 4.

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.

Prof. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG, proudly accepted the nomination and noted: “This represents yet another huge success for Ceran®. We are setting new global standards once again and already meet tomorrow's environmental standards with our environmentally friendly glass-ceramic cooktop panel. We thus offer future-oriented solutions for the kitchen, especially now that environmental awareness is taking on greater importance for more and more people.”

SCHOTT considers itself to be the technology and innovation leader with its glass-ceramic cooktop panels. The company introduced Ceran® in 1971 and has already sold more than 100 million units. Furthermore, SCHOTT already received the German Innovation Award for its environmentally friendly glass-ceramic cooktop panel in 2010.

The German Sustainability Award has been presented since 2008. Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will serve as the patron in 2011. This award recognizes companies, products and brands that combine economic success with social responsibility and protection of the environment in an exemplary manner. The award is aimed at promoting a sustainable development in Germany and helps to anchor the principles of corporate social responsibility in the public eye more firmly. The award is intended to demonstrate that acting in a sustainable manner not only helps to solve social and ecological problems at both the global and local level, but can also increase a company's competitiveness. More information on the German Sustainability Award is available under www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de



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