EUROGLAS

Sustainability.

Our commitment to sustainability is deeply rooted in everything we do. Together, we create sustainable value for people and our environment.

Every change starts with us.

The solar panels on the roof of our building generate most of the electricity we consume, thus reducing external energy consumption to a minimum. Furthermore, we use modern LED lighting technology and active ventilation with heat recovery in our offices.

In addition, with the help of the sustainability company Fokus Zukunft, we have already been able to reduce our CO₂ footprint and have been operating climate-neutrally since 2020. By purchasing 120 climate protection certificates, we have compensated for 15 tons of CO₂ per employee, which covers not only business emissions but also private emissions.

Technological progress also doesn’t pass us by either! For example, since the beginning of 2018, we have been simplifying the day-to-day work of our 20 employees through a completely virtualized workplace (cloud working), thus being able to offer seamless remote work. And we are taking advantage of this by combining technological progress and efficiency – e.g. the number of on-site appointments and meetings that would normally take place in the office has been reduced, thanks to appropriate technologies and online services. This allows us to save large amounts of CO₂ and at the same time bundle “live” meetings in terms of quality. Also in the future, we will continue to work on reducing the company’s CO₂ footprint by using innovative technologies.

The "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" sustainability principle.

A simple and effective principle for sustainability is to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” The consumption of resources and energy is to be reduced wherever possible: Reduce. In the case of glass packaging, weight reduction plays an important role here. The heavier a bottle or a glass container, the higher the resource and energy consumption during production and transport, as well as the amount of emissions emitted per item.

In 2017, we launched a 0.33-liter bottle, the so-called “Kleine Halbe” on the market; through extensive materials research and the use of the latest techniques and production facilities, we were able to achieve a weight reduction of almost 25 percent for this bottle type.

The second sustainability principle refers to re-using items: Reuse – choosing reusable products instead of single-use products. As a member of Pro-Mehrweg, we work with a number of companies and associations in the beverage and supplier industries to promote reusable beverage packaging. In the last two years, we have also created several freely saleable reusable containers and are currently working on solutions for the food packaging sector.

Ultimately, items that cannot be reused are returned to the recyclable material cycle: Recycle. Using state-of-the-art technology, old bottles and jars are sorted, cleaned, filtered and remelted.

Short ways, huge impact!

Customer projects such as the one with Ölmühle Hartmann exemplify how the first step can be taken.

Ölmühle Hartmann stands for excellent quality and pure, untreated edible oils. Based in the district of Augsburg, the oil manufacturers handle all the required production steps themselves and on site – from sowing, harvesting and storage to pressing and processing.

The company turned to EUROGLAS looking for a new overall packaging concept. We established a packaging infrastructure for Ölmühle Hartmann in their direct vicinity: The new glass manufacturer produces in Germany, and according to high ecological and qualitative standards. In addition, the warehousing was moved directly into the region. EUROGLAS took over the necessary investment in production molds for three new bottle models for this manufacturer.

Through clever logistics concepts and cooperation with regional partners, we can shorten and pool transport routes, which reduces energy consumption, conserves resources, and ensures genuine just-in-time delivery with premium-quality packaging. Together with Ölmühle Hartmann, we are taking another important and economically sensible step on the road to greater sustainability.

Because climate protection is important to us!

The sustainability customer projects of EUROGLAS at a glance.

What about future projects?

Achieving defined climate targets, leaving a small ecological footprint, and living up to our responsibility to future generations: Sustainable, climate-friendly business requires innovation and initiative.

We are also in the process of implementing a number of future milestones. .
In 2022, we will take two further important steps.

2022

Launch of our own brand
WE USE and development of the EUROGLAS Klima Allianz (Climate Alliance).

WE USE - 1 jar, 1000 possibilities.

In 2022, we will be launching high-quality wide-mouth jars with seemingly endless reuse possibilities under our own brand name, WE USE. Whether flour, milk, lemonade, soap or schnapps. The WE USE wide-mouth jars can be individually filled and reused.

The WE USE wide-mouth jars are available in sizes from 250ml to 750ml with various tops for individual use.

Take another step towards sustainability and switch to glass, because glass is the most economical resource in the world.

YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

COMING SOON

EUROGLAS Klima Allianz (Climate Alliance)

EUROGLAS customers get the possibility to choose climate neutral or climate positive glass packaging for their products through the EUROGLAS Climate Alliance.

The emissions produced during the production and delivery of the packaging are calculated according to a fixed, verified methodology. By supporting high-quality climate protection projects in accordance with the UN’s “17 Global Goals”, unavoidable CO₂ emissions are offset.

For every ton of CO₂ offset by the customer, we release another ton of CO₂ at our own expense. This way, we wish to set an example for the conscious use of resources and our environment. Join the EUROGLAS Climate Alliance and support us in reducing the CO₂ footprint.

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