Responsible Use of Resources
Water reduction in lens manufacturing
For binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes, and lenses
Water is a valuable and essential resource for our planet. Manufacturing, cleaning and cooling systems – Without water, industry simply cannot function. That makes it even more important for ZEISS to conserve this resource through numerous initiatives.
A broad mix of measures such as investing in new cooling systems, reusing wastewater from production for toilet flushing and establishing employee ideas like using the concept of drip irrigation for lens production, have already resulted in major improvements, and already saved over 10,000m3 water per year.
"In Germany, we already produce exclusively with electricity from renewable sources and continue to expand our measures to achieve CO2 neutrality in our own operations worldwide by 2025." - Dr. Anja Christmann, Head of Production
Energy saving initiatives
To become carbon neutral along the whole value chain
With own production facilities in Germany and abroad, ZEISS is not only in control of manufacturing quality, but can also influence the sustainability of all processes in the company.
In addition, we are creating more awareness and sensitivity around the responsible use of energies with a wide variety of employee projects. Even many small initiatives, such as switching to LEDs, or decisive measures, such as the exclusive use of electricity from renewable sources in production, have an impact and lead to continuous energy savings.