Isn’t it surprising how green a black glass-ceramic can be?
Why green is better for SCHOTT CERAN®.
Apples from the tree next door instead of the other side of the world, kitchen appliances that save rather than consume energy: acting sustainably is becoming increasingly important in kitchens around the world. A trend that SCHOTT recognized early on. We became the first manufacturer of black glass-ceramics to ban the use of the heavy metals arsenic and antimony from manufacturing. This means our glass-ceramic cooktop panels have been completely eco-friendly since 2009. Furthermore, they really shine with their excellent energy efficiency thanks to their high heat permeability.
Speaking of "efficiency": less is always more for us when it comes to protecting nature. Several examples that illustrate this: 75% less nitrogen oxide emissions since 1990, 80% less drinking water consumption since 1989. Reduction of energy consumption per ton of glass: 25%. Sustainability in manufacturing starts at the very beginning for us, in our minds.
Next to ideas our most important raw ingredient: sand.
Quartz sand is what mainly contributes to resource friendly production of SCHOTT CERAN®: this raw material is available in nature in virtually unlimited quantities. Furthermore, 100% of the pieces that break during our production process are recycled.
SCHOTT sets a good example, both technologically and ecologically. After all, we are the world’s first manufacturer that has succeeded in producing glass-ceramic cooktop panels in an environmentally friendly manner. Unlike conventional methods, the melting technology we developed does not require the use of toxic heavy metals. No arsenic. No antimony. We don’t use anything that could harm nature or our customers’ and employees’ health – a genuine milestone that allows us to save the environment more than 200 tons of heavy metals each year and, in the process, meet tomorrow’s ecological standard.
Our greatest benefit: sustainability.
We place great importance on acting sustainably and really take this seriously. As a company that is owned by a foundation, social responsibility is anchored in our statute. But our work is not only aimed at maximizing profit. We follow a vision: offering innovations that make people’s lives safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable. This is why we are so committed to the environment and to social responsibility. We also support the sciences and take care of our employees and their families.