Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke
President and CEO
With the ZEISS brand, we make a promise to our customers. We keep that promise in the work we do every day as your reliable partner in the successful realization of your ambitions, entrepreneurial plans and complex tasks. This results in trust and appreciation, which form the most important basis for any promise. That basis is the prerequisite for a cooperation based on partnership.
In order to keep our promise and prove our trustworthiness time and time again, we approach the fulfillment of demanding and complex customer needs with an enormous capacity for innovation, with leading technologies and with sound application expertise. And with a very special attitude that distinguishes both us as a company and every Zeissian individually. This attitude, too, is expressed in our brand identity: ‘Seeing beyond’.
Dr. Gérard Mourou, professor at the École Polytechnique and Physics Nobel Laureate, Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, ZEISS President and CEO, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) and Director of the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Jena, discuss the interdependence of basic science, applied research, and the research being conducted in the industry. The three of them met after the opening of the Max Planck School of Photonics in Jena, where they discussed high-power lasers and how they have redefined basic science, engineering, and medical treatments for patients.
For ZEISS, business success is directly linked to corporate responsibility. The statute of the Carl Zeiss Foundation has served as our guideline for 130 years. Across five fields of action, ZEISS is building on its historical values and defining its responsibility for ensuring sustainable development.
the e-learning module on compliance topics can be accessed by employees all around the world.
contributed to the ZEISS company pension
in fiscal year 2018/19.
in funding for around 150 social projects at the sites in Germany.