Over the last few years, the Stölzle Glass Group has been growing steadily. Linked with this growth and expansion of production capacity, Stölzle has invested heavily in the field of environmental protection. Today, we can be proud not only of meeting our legal obligations, but also of making a significant contribution to the environment as a result of our ongoing improvements and innovations. Our medium term targets for 2020 and beyond continue to pursue this strategy.
From the inert raw material of glass, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality packaging for the pharmaceutical, food, spirits and cosmetics industries. Thanks to its unlimited recyclability, only glass can claim the capacity to go back into the production process over and over again; to be reused endlessly without compromising on quality, flavour-neutrality or functional safety. This fundamental unique selling point with regard to longevity will be a key aspect in our Group‘s sustainability strategy in the future.
within a year
Tonnes of raw materials saved through reuse of cullet
Tonnes of cullet approxi-
mately reused within a year
Tonnes of CO2 emissions saved through reuse of cullet
Energy efficiency increased
Energy consumption decreased
NOx emissions reduced
CO2 emissions reduced
Water emissions reduced
Heavy metal content in glass – compliant with legal requirements
Stable absentee quote
Training hours per employee
Incidents on corruption
Fines or sanctions
Share of supplier audits with CSR aspects
Sustainability will lead the Stölzle Glass Group successfully into the future. Therefore, our corporate policy pursues economic, social and environmental goals in a balanced relationship.
As a manufacturer of environmentally friendly glass containers, it is an important part of the corporate policy to admit to the basic elements of the ISO 14001 and to implement the requirements.
We commit ourselves to a careful and conscious handling of the environment and commit ourselves to the observance of all relevant laws, regulations and governmental obligations, as well as the ongoing minimization of the negative environmental impacts.
With implementing environmental management systems, new technologies and use of alternative energy sources, we practice an efficient and careful as possible way to deal with the environment and all natural resources.
The Stölzle Glass Group operates manufacturing sites and Sales Offices globally. It is a Management commitment to consider international standards like ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goals and the ILO Fundamental Conventions in their business and management systems. We take social responsibility on relations with all stakeholders. This applies in particular to our employees, but also to suppliers and service providers as well as clients.
Responsible action is the focus of Stölzle Glass Group corporate culture. The Code of Conduct of Stölzle provides the basis for ethical and legal behavior (compliance) for all employees. The main focus is on the protection of free competition (anti-trust), the prevention of corruption and respect for human rights.
STO supports „Friends of Glass“
The European Federation of Container Glass Industry (FEVE) is an international non-profit organisation with its members spread over 23 European countries. Representing internationally the container glass industry, FEVE commits itself in finding solutions for various glass related problems and promotes the usage of glass packaging as well as the recycling of glass.
The initiative “friends of glass” aims to promote the advantages for health and environment related to usage and recycling of glass.
Using glass can make your life better and transform the world in a better place to live in. Your decision counts. Join us and become a Friend of glass.
Austria Glass Recycling
Sustainability since more than 3 decades. In Austria glass bottles have been collected since the 1970’s. More than 17 thousand millions of packing glass containers are used in glassworks as cullet to belt melted and turned again into new wine bottles, flacons, preserving jars or medicine bottle. AGR thrives to increase the amount of recycled glass every year and takes care about every kind of disposed glass packaging – with huge expertise, true engagement, a clearly defined sustainability management and a firm network of partner companies and stake holders.