SCHOTT has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The compact enables companies to adopt ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption. The UNGC is home to more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 other signatories in over 160 countries.

SCHOTT is a new participant of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative for sustainable corporate governance. Photo: SCHOTT/Oana Szekely.

Sustainability is also central to UNGC’s mission. Overall, the UN has adopted 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) encompassing three sustainable sectors, including economic, ecological and social. SCHOTT officials say the company has committed to four of those SDGs, including health and well-being, gender equality, sustainable consumption and production and climate protection measures.

“We are committed to upholding human rights, creating fair working conditions, promoting environmental and climate protection, and opposing all forms of corruption and bribery,” says David Klein, manager of the SCHOTT Sustainability Program. “As a foundation company, SCHOTT has already taken a wide range of steps towards greater sustainability in the past. By joining the UNGC, we aim to deepen this commitment further.”

Officials say SCHOTT will provide regular updates on its progress to the UNGC and the public.

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