In Glaston, acting responsibly means safeguarding the Group’s operating conditions from environmental, social and financial perspectives. The safeguarding of operating conditions is based over the longer term above all on profitable business activity.
Glaston has two kinds of effects on society: direct effects via our own operations, and indirect effects when our products are used by our customers and when glass processed on our machines is used by end customers.
In all of our activities we naturally adhere to laws and statutes, but we try to do more than this whenever possible. We continually aim for improvements by examining our operations from the perspective of sustainable development. In Glaston, sustainable development and responsible corporate activity are implemented in practice via the company’s management.
Glaston’s operations are guided by a Code of Conduct, which the company’s Board of Directors has approved. Acting according to the code means adhering to laws, generally accepted practices and ethical principles. Every Glastonian must adhere to the code of conduct. Glaston also expects its partners to adhere to corresponding guidelines.
The principles of honesty, equality and non-discrimination are of prime importance to Glaston. Glaston complies with internationally accepted principles on human rights, such as the UN Declaration on Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the UN Global Compact. Glaston does not use child labour nor does it work with those that use child labour. In procurement activity, the emphasis is on environmental, health and safety aspects as well as high moral standards.
Organising the glass industry’s Glass Performance Days event in Tampere, Finland, is part of Glaston’s corporate social responsibility. The biennial event, which attracts an international audience, serves as an industry forum at which common issues are discussed, such as energy production and energy saving as well as common industry standards. Glass Performance Days events are also held in China and India.