ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

We have certified the vast majority of our manufacturing facilities to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental management standard and now have 75 certified sites around the world, representing ~ 87 per cent of our business by number of employees. Our Automotive business was one of the first in the automotive industry to achieve a corporate certificate for environmental management already in 2003. A single ISO 14001 certificate from TUV SUD Management Service GmbH covers relevant group functions and all of our Automotive plants worldwide, since then.

ISO 50001 Energy Management System

We have maintained ISO 50001 certification across all operations in Germany, Italy, Finland and the Automotive engineering function. Investment in sub-metering hardware and software installations allows a high level of transparency in energy consumption and enables a sophisticated energy planning process with improvement activities, target setting and frequent reviews to be established.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

EPDs allow NSG to identify raw material supplier and manufacturing process hotspots. They also allow architects to access environmental information and complete sustainability assessments of buildings. The Architectural Europe business has recently published 13 EPDs for various flat glass products according to ISO 14025 and EN 15804.

The German Institute of Building and Environment (IBU) awarded EPDs for Pilkington Pyrostop® and Pilkington Pyrodur® fire-resistant glass. NSG Group received Japan's first EPD for architectural glass products, including float, insulated glass units, laminated and toughened glass. NSG in the US completed an EPD project with the National Glass Association (NGA). NGA is an industry association for the automotive and architectural glass markets. NGA and its member companies created an industry-average environmental product declaration (EPD) for their flat glass to better understand their glass products' environmental performance.

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