The British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation - both a trade federation and a materials organization - represents the UK's glass industry.
From its offices in Sheffield, it acts as the industry's collective voice communicating the concerns and aspirations of the glass sector to local and national Government, the European Union and other external interest groups and trade bodies. It also provides a range of environmental and technical services and expertise.
Renowned as a centre of international excellence, British Glass is instrumental in promoting glass as the first choice material for containers, flat glass, domestic glass, scientific glass, technical glass and glass fibre applications.
The organization is active in many areas; for instance, technical developments and standards, climate change and health & safety to name a few. Through the development of projects, for instance, the Glass Charter, British Glass has focused industry on the importance of Health & Safety within the workplace. The Charter provides legislation and best practice guidance and a forum for raising and discussing health & safety issues.
Glass Technology Services (GTS) is an independent subsidiary of British Glass, functioning as the complete answer to the technical, production and environmental challenges and needs of the global glass community. With its own purpose-built laboratory, the company also provides R & D facilities and a range of services including new product development, product performance, melting, fitness for purpose, failure assessment, analysis and testing, environmental monitoring and legal expert witness services.