Şişecam, one of Europe’s largest flat glass manufacturers, offers environmentally friendly and innovative solutions in line with its “CareforNext” sustainability strategy. The global player contributes to sustainability with 11 EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certificates covering its entire flat glass product range.
03.04.2023 – As an environmentally friendly company, Şişecam prioritizes energy and resource efficiency across its entire value chain. Şişecam focuses on monitoring the carbon footprint of its products and further boosting its sustainability performance. Şişecam also contributes to sustainability with 11 internationally valid and verified EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certificates for its entire flat glass product range – including clear float glass, tinted float glass, ultra clear float glass, extra clear float glass, online coated glass, offline coated glass, patterned glass, solar glass, mirror, lacquered glass, and laminated glass.
Şişecam is the first company in Turkish glass industry to issue this declaration, having received the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificate for its flat glass group in 2018. Şişecam focuses on the life cycle in the value chain with an end-to-end sustainability approach, while also expanding the scope of its efforts to register its sustainable products.
In 2022, Şişecam implemented and published its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)s as part of an initiative with Metsims, one of the industry’s leading consulting firms. This effort aimed to register Şişecam’s sustainable products and manage sustainability expectations for the company’s entire value chain and to provide LCA approach and LCA/EPD literacy training workshop.
Environmental Product Declarations also evaluate production processes and the whole value chain pre- and post-production from an environmental perspective. These declarations provide the opportunity for producers to ensure resource efficiency, reduce environmental impact, boost brand value, and share environmental performance transparently with decision-makers, such as architects and engineers, as well as end consumers. Environmental Product Declarations – critical especially in terms of green building certification and sustainable material use, much like LEED and BREAM – are gaining in importance in parallel with growing awareness about sustainability.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that shows the environmental impact of a product which can be measured by LCA (Life Cycle Assessment). EPD quantitatively evaluates the environmental performance of a product or service defined in accordance with the ISO 14025 Type-III standard, based on many impact categories under the ISO 14040/44 standard.
Sisecam was founded in 1935 to establish Turkey’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a great leader respected worldwide. Today, Sisecam is a major global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Sisecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber. Currently, Sisecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Sisecam is one of the three largest soda ash producers in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals.
Sisecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Sisecam operates production facilities in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India, and the USA in addition to Turkey.
Sisecam is taking major steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three manufacturers in its main fields of activity. Driven forward by its highly competent human resources and smart technologies, Sisecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 88 years of experience and more than 24,000 employees, Sisecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Sisecam is moving forward on its growth journey in line with its Global Excellence strategy and powered by an inclusive approach that supports the development of its entire ecosystem. Sisecam takes responsibility for protecting the planet, empowering society and transforming life with its CareForNext strategy, which is compliant with and centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sisecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect.