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Ritec Finalists for Environmental Initiative of the Year at G13 Awards

Post Time:Oct 21,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:63

Ritec International is delighted to announce that they are finalists for the G13 Environmental Initiative of the Year Award with their ClearShield Eco-System™.  


The new System has been recognised by the Award Judges for its 'green benefits' that  apply to all types of glass, exterior and interior, and include:

  • Energy savings for routine glass maintenance – reduces by 50% on average the energy  requirements for routine glass washing including transportation to site,  operation of access equipment, production of cleaning materials and consumption of water;
  • Reduced carbon footprint – by reducing energy requirements, ClearShield® also reduces by 50% on average the climate-changing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases;
  • Enhanced day-lighting - by maintaining the original light transmission of glass.

In addition, the System can renovate glass to its original state which reduces the environment impact of replacing the glass with a new product.


This latest award nomination comes hot on the heels of the company being awarded the ISO 14001 standard. This is accepted internationally and accredits Ritec as having an effective environmental management system in place within its business. This International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; and is achieved with the commitment of the company as a whole.

Stephen Byers states: “We are extremely pleased that we have been nominated for this environmental initiative with our new ClearShield Eco-System™ that not only reduces energy requirements and carbon emissions but also saves the end-user time and money in cleaning requirements.

As a company, we continue to build our environmental credentials. Having identified all aspects of our business which have an impact on the environment and demonstrated an understanding of the relevant environmental laws, we have subsequently produced objectives for improvement, putting into place both a comprehensive management strategy and an on-going monitoring programme.”

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Ritec International is a product and market development company with more than 30 years’ experience, specialising in new technologies for the protection, renovation and maintenance of glass. Hundreds of glass processors and fabricators worldwide use the ClearShield System TM in a wide range of applications including architectural, decorative, showers, marine, railway and residential glass. The ClearShield Eco-System TM has been used to protect glass at many international landmarks such as The Rockefeller Center in New York, Lloyd’s of London, and the Shanghai World Finance Center.
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