Health and well-being – this is also one of the 17 goals of the United Nations. As a pioneer in the field of healthcare, ZEISS wants to contribute to the health of society.
Sustainability is more than climate action. This is how the United Nations sees it in its Sustainable Development Goals, which point to social change. ZEISS is also committed to these goals.
Many of the United Nations' goals are united by one aspect: people everywhere should have equal rights. This is a goal that ZEISS typically supports by combating negative impacts on human rights and diversity. As an internationally operating company with global supply and value chains, ZEISS is aware of its responsibility to people and the environment. For this reason, the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG has adopted a Policy Statement on Respecting and Promoting Human Rights and Environmental Protection, which reflects such understanding and supplements the Group-wide ZEISS Code of Conduct.
Moreover, ZEISS has appointed a Human Rights Officer as a dedicated contact person for these issues. Both internal and external stakeholders can contact ZEISS directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for all matters relating to human rights and environmental protection. The central whistleblowing system ZEISS Integrity Line can be utilized – anonymously if so desired – in cases where there is tangible evidence that applicable laws or internal guidelines may have been violated.
It has become a tradition at ZEISS to promote education and science and it is part of the company’s very fabric. A Heart for Science is primarily about opening the door to the world of research for young people and stimulating enthusiasm for nature and technology.
With the Aloka Vision programme, ZEISS is working with NGOs, foundations and local companies to establish basic optical care in rural areas of India. What it takes and how to make it happen.
With the Education and Science Fund, ZEISS promotes young scientists in Germany. The focus here is on natural sciences and engineering, especially optics and photonics.
Growth is good for business, especially local business. This creates new jobs, orders for suppliers and new manufacturing services. With the Site Fund, ZEISS supports regional projects at some German sites.
ZEISS supports numerous projects and initiatives – such as Science Slam – to continue boosting enthusiasm for nature and technology in society. At the Science Slam, young researchers present their scientific projects in an entertaining and vivid way.