Sustainability at ZEISS

How innovative solutions
help to make the future more sustainable.

Sustainability at ZEISS comes in many forms. Projects that aim to use water more efficiently and therefore protect the environment have been initiated. Microchips are becoming more sustainable thanks to ZEISS, and new materials in 3D printing are making components more resource-efficient to manufacture.

As a foundation-owned company, sustainability and business success are inextricably linked at ZEISS. Sustainability is also firmly anchored in the corporate strategy. Three focus topics – climate protection, circular economy, and added value for society – have been derived from the Sustainable Development Goals, a global initiative set up by the United Nations.

The Sustainability Insights introduce promising projects and the people behind them. They show, from various perspectives, how ZEISS products and solutions play their part in a sustainable future and how ZEISS puts diversity and cooperation into practice.

Hope for the Fight against Breast Cancer

3-D Printing

a Partnership for More Sustainability

Taking Retro to the Future

ZEISS PerformanceFit

How Can Microchips Become More Sustainable?

Sustainability at a Micro Level

Digital Yet

Still Personal

Moving toward a Sustainable Future

The destination is clear: a sustainable future. It is an ambitious goal and it may well seem overwhelming at first glance. ZEISS has done pioneering work over 175 years, which is also why it sets its sights high when it comes to solutions for matters related to sustainability.

Sustainability is part of the company strategy. Sustainability is firmly established within ZEISS. ZEISS wants to play an active role in bringing about a viable world by taking responsible actions. It seeks to strengthen positive development and innovation.

With the Group-wide Sustainability Program that we created in 2020, we're undertaking far-reaching work in pursuit of our goals and strategic focus issues: climate protection, circular economy, and added value for society.

ZEISS Targets for 2025

- 10%
waste reduction *
- 15%
water consumption reduction *
- 20%
energy consumption reduction *

*  relative to value added on FY 2018/19

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How innovative solutions help to make the future more sustainable.

Corporate Responsibility

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