Speciality glass manufacturer Schott has formed an energy efficiency network at all six of its German sites

The internal company network called EffiNet@SCHOTT is one of 500 that are to be established in Germany by 2020 – as a contribution to achieving the climate and energy policy objectives of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Increasing energy efficiency has already been an important issue for Schott for a long time.

The company has had a standardised framework with regular certifications in place ever since all German sites introduced energy management systems based on the international standard ISO 50001 a few years ago.

BV Glas, the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry, is also on board as a supporter of EffiNet@SCHOTT. The network is also supported by Energy Consulting in Kehl, Germany.

Hermann Ditz, Member of the Schott Board of Management, said: “We have undertaken great efforts to increase our energy efficiency in the melting of glass in recent decades. This is an important ongoing task for us.

“As part of our network, we now want to focus on the peripheral processes of glass production even more to better exploit potential for efficiency here as well.”