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Sustainability integration - a business priority

Sustainability is a key driver at SCHOTT Pharma that helps us to deliver our business strategy and enables our growth today and in the future. This follows the path set by our founders: In 1884, they established the Carl Zeiss Foundation to pioneer worker welfare rights and directed company dividends to support social institutions and science.

We continue to act as a responsible corporate citizen with a clear commitment to diversity, inclusion, human rights, and fair business practices. Recognizing the significant threat of climate change, we are committed to taking our responsibility seriously. Therefore, we have prioritized the decarbonization and resource efficiency of our operations and supply chain as a business imperative, aiming to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 and reduce our carbon footprint in alignment with the Paris Agreement.

Our sustainability strategy focuses on and aligns with our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With our products and services, we contribute to:  


SDG 3 – Good health and well-being: Our products administer over 25,000 injections per minute around the world.


SDG 5 – Gender equality: We promote equal opportunity and are strong advocates for diverse teams.


SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production: We pioneer sustainable and circular packaging solutions in the pharmaceutical industry.


SDG 13 – Climate action: We strive for climate-neutrality by 2030.

Based on these commitments and the collaboration with our stakeholders, we have developed a holistic approach towards our material ESG (environment, social, and governance) responsibilities, which are indicated by the following key pillars:

Climate action

Our decarbonization plans were validated by the science-based target initiative to be in line with the Paris Agreement and the target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and received the German Sustainability Award 2024. Key measures include:

  • Green electricity (completed for all sites)
  • Improvement of energy efficiency
  • Technology change
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Sustainable products

Safe for the patient - sustainable for the planet. Our ambition is to solve this challenge and advocate for product and supply chain solutions minimizing environmental aspects with no compromise on patient safety. Our efforts include:

  • Ecodesign
  • Circular packaging solutions
  • Collaboration for sustainable products
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Great place to work

Recognizing the pivotal role of our employees for the success in our company, we are committed to fostering an enriching atmosphere and supportive environment for our teams. Those efforts include key activities related to:

  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Employee commitment
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Good corporate governance

We consider fair business conduct fundamental to the success of our company, business partners, and other stakeholders. This is underscored by our commitment to the UN Global Compact and our activities in:

  • Human rights and ethics
  • Compliance
  • Sustainable procurement
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Join our sustainability journey

For more information on our sustainability strategy, activities and governance, please read the SCHOTT Pharma Sustainability Report or the non-financial declaration within our Annual Report.

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We are committed to combat climate change. We have validated reduction targets.

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We are committed to diverse teams. We are a signee of the Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter).

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We are committed to fair business practice. We are a participant of the UN Global Compact.


We operate an advanced sustainability framework. Ecovadis rates us among the top 4% of all reviewed companies.

Get in touch

Dr. Arne Kloke

Dr. Arne Kloke

Head of Service and Sustainability Management

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