Glass for Europe, the Association of Europe’s manufacturers of building, automotive and transport glass, has unveiled its industry pathway towards a competitive low carbon economy.

“The flat glass industry, through its products with applications in the building, automotive and renewable sectors, and its research and state-of-the-art manufacturing activities, has a role to play in shaping Europe’s future of a competitive low-carbon economy,’ said Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe.

“Our industry intends to deliver performance, sustainability and production capacities. This translates in very concrete contributions, which must all be realized to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits for Europe,” he added.

The potential for the flat glass industry to deliver sustainable growth and green jobs is there but it needs support to be realised. Houchan Shoeibi, CEO of Saint-Gobain Glass and Chairman of Glass for Europe explained: “In light of today’s very difficult economic climate, urgent actions are needed to safeguard the competitiveness of Europe’s flat glass industry. Our industry can deliver and support Europe’s policy goals but it needs to remain competitive and European authorities are instrumental in securing a level playing field with third country competitors and creating business confidence.”

Glass for Europe’s report presents a holistic vision of the role and contributions of the flat glass industry.

The report can be downloaded here: