ZEISS publishes first Group Sustainability Report after fiscal year 2016/17
- Sustainable action and long-term value added are firmly anchored in the company’s mission statement and are part and parcel of everyday life
- ZEISS kicks off 2018 in Oberkochen by focusing on “Rethinking education”
ZEISS kicks off 2018 in Oberkochen – “Rethinking education”
One example of ZEISS’s future-oriented commitment to sustainability is an initiative that will be launched on 7 February 2018 with the kick-off event at the ZEISS Forum in Oberkochen.
It aims to network partners from science and industry. Fully in keeping with SDG 4 (Quality Education) and in line with the slogan “Rethinking education”, the event sees schoolkids, trainees, students and newly formed start-ups present their ideas about how we can rethink and shape education in innovative ways. They will present new approaches such as e-learning and self-determined learning. The best ideas will be honored with prizes as part of the event.
Contributions from different business initiatives will present ways in which we can break down the barriers of traditional education systems. Philosopher Richard David Precht, one of Germany’s leading lights who has published works on education, will be presenting his thoughts in a speech and will then discuss these with Dr. Kaschke.
“ZEISS is assuming societal responsibility and would like to play an even greater role in addressing educational topics together with its partners. After all, only through close networks will it be possible to overcome the challenges associated with future-oriented education, both regionally and globally.”
* Correction from 31 January 2018: This press release differs from the initial release.
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.
In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
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