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Monitoring performance

Supplementing the routine monitoring of our business, we also maintain a number of central registers, used to guide our strategic development and maintain a high level of corporate governance in the Sustainability field. For example, a register of all furnaces, their associated permits, relevant legislation and abatement capabilities is maintained and used to support the assessment of any proposed changes in operation or design.

To ensure a consistent and innovative approach, we operate a number of multi-disciplinary design panels whose task is to ensure full assessment and review of proposed changes. We utilize a stage gate process to ensure that an appropriate level of information and resource is applied to an issue at set points within the development of a project or proposal. This ensures the most efficient use of our resources and encourages the use of a wide range of skills to assist innovation.

Our Automotive business was one of the first in the automotive industry to achieve a corporate certificate for environmental management. A single DIN EN ISO 14001 certificate covers the Group’s Automotive sites worldwide.

A register of all furnaces, their associated permits, relevant legislation and abatement capabilities is maintained and used to support the assessment of any proposed changes in operation or design.

For glass manufacturing plants, we have defined our strategic approach to abatement in order to ensure that across the world we hold fast to our principles, even in parts of the world where legislative controls are less well developed.