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Winner of the Styrian TRIGOS sustainability award

Group picture of the winners at the Trigos award ceremony
09.06.2021

Stoelzle Oberglas wins the Styrian TRIGOS sustainability award

  • Winner in the category “climate protection”
  • Winning project “Prestige recycling glass” saves around 16% CO2
  • Environmental and climate protection strategically anchored in the glass group

On June 7th TRIGOS REGIONAL STEIERMARK Awards ceremony 2021 took place in Graz. Stoelzle Oberglas resulted winner in the climate protection category for its prestige recycling glass project. The jury based its judgment on the successful implementation of a holistic sustainability strategy and highlighted the “Green Knowledge” initiative, too.

Birgit Schalk, Sustainability Manager at the Stoelzle Glass Group, is glad that the winning project “Prestige Recycling Glass” has gained such significant recognition: “The challenge is to continuously improve the energy-intensive process of glass production AND at the same time keeping the glass quality at a consistently high level. With our new batch formula, we have closed the gap between the highest quality and sustainability and have been producing brilliant, color-stable white glass with at least 20% PCR since autumn 2020, which saves 20% of natural raw materials, 4% energy and around 16% CO2. Accompanied by a quality assurance concept to maintain the high-quality glass color, we are now working on both gradually increasing the cullet content and further optimizing the glass color and batch. "

The jury also underlined the importance of the Stoelzle initiative "Green Knowledge", which was launched in autumn 2020 as part of the Stoelzle Academy: In six virtual workshops, more than 100 interested Stoelzle employees learned from external lecturers with regard to the topic of "Climate Change - Myth, Risks and Opportunities”.

Renowned award for sustainable business

The TRIGOS is Austria's most renowned award for responsible management and has been awarded annually since 2004 on a national level and at regular intervals at the level of the federal states, as well. The award recognises companies for their excellent leadership roles and as a role model for responsible management and sustainability. Those companies clearly contribute to the future growth of the Austrian economy, society and the environment.

Read more about the winners!

Source: © Hannes Krainz, STO

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