The Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation) is the owner of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG.
Affiliated with Carl Zeiss AG and Schott AG are a number of German and non-German subsidiaries that are combined as an organization in the Carl Zeiss Group and the Schott Group.
Transformation of the foundation company into legally independent stock companies
After German reunification, Carl Zeiss and SCHOTT take over the shares of their parent companies in Jena
Continuation of the foundation company in West Germany:
Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen) and SCHOTT (Mainz)
Ernst Abbe issues the charter of Carl Zeiss Foundation as the corporate constitution of the Foundation
Carl Zeiss Foundation becomes the sole owner of the ZEISS and SCHOTT plants
Carl Zeiss Foundation established by Ernst Abbe.
Otto Schott, Ernst Abbe, Carl and Roderich Zeiss found the glass laboratory Schott & Co. in Jena.
Carl Zeiss establishes an optics workshop in Jena
The primary objectives of the Carl Zeiss Foundation are the responsible management of the Foundation companies Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG as well as the financial security of the foundation companies. The Carl Zeiss Foundation is the sole shareholder.
The Foundation pursues its objectives and responsibilities…
... within the companies by:
... outside the company by:
The Carl Zeiss Foundation is primarily composed of three bodies:
Provides hearings and