Who We Are

Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector.

Flat glass is the material that goes into a variety of end products, primarily in windows and facades for buildings, windscreens and windows for automotive and transport as well as solar energy equipment, furniture and appliances.

Glass for Europe brings together multinational firms and thousands of SMEs across Europe, to represent the whole building glass value-chain. It is composed of flat glass manufacturers, AGC Glass Europe, Guardian, NSG-Group, Saint-Gobain, and Şişecam, and works in association with national partners gathering thousands of building glass processors and transformers all over Europe.

Vision & mission


Glass is a high-tech material vital to the safety, security, comfort and performance of buildings and cars. In all its numerous applications, glass enables further innovation and enhances people’s life and the environment.


Glass for Europe supports and enables a dynamic, influential and valued flat glass industry in the European Union, by way of advocacy and targeted communication activities meant:

  • to disseminate the vision of the flat glass industry to opinion leaders, the specialised press and policy makers in Brussels and across Europe.
  • to explain and promote the values and contributions of the industry and its products to Europe’s society, economy and the environment.
  • to represent the interests of our members in the EU policy-making process, including when relevant, to relay messages towards national decision-makers, in cooperation with local partners.
  • to contribute to the development of EU and international product standards adapted to market needs and legal obligations.