OBERKOCHEN/Germany, BERLIN/Germany | 21. May 2019 | Corporate News
President & CEO of the ZEISS Group, Prof. Kaschke: "The top ranking in the 2019 Public Value Atlas demonstrates that ZEISS still embodies those values bestowed by the founders on this foundation company: economic success and innovation with the goals of providing society with meaningful work and jobs and advancing scientific and technological progress."
ZEISS is Germany's highest-ranked company in the 2019 Public Value Atlas (Gemeinwohlatlas 2019). The announcement was made in Berlin today by the authors of the study, the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen (CLVS-HSG) in cooperation with the Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
"We are delighted about our company receiving the highest score for the 2019 Public Value Atlas. It demonstrates that ZEISS still embodies those values bestowed by the founders on this foundation company: economic success and innovation with the goals of providing society with meaningful work and advancing scientific and technological progress," says Prof. Michael Kaschke, President & CEO of Carl ZEISS AG, commenting on the results announced today.
ZEISS once again posted outstanding financial figures from the first half of fiscal year 2018/19. Receiving the top ranking underscores the company's positive development, including its efforts to fulfill the mission enshrined in the Carl Zeiss Foundation Statute for past 130 years. – The Foundation is the sole owner of Carl Zeiss AG and the oldest private foundation in Germany committed to the promotion of science.
Today, ZEISS is also driving technological progress to improve people's lives around the globe. This is reflected in ZEISS' leading products and solutions worldwide, including in the areas of medical technology, microscopy and eye care. This sense of purpose also underpins its activities in semiconductor technology and industrial metrology. With its products, ZEISS lays the foundation for advancing chip technology and cutting-edge smart manufacturing that conserves resources.
The dividends paid to the Carl Zeiss Foundation since 2006, totaling approximately 250 million euros, and the company's own wide-ranging commitment to society, education and science along with employee profit sharing are a further testament to this sense of responsibility.
"Particularly in a world shaped by dynamic disruptions, company leadership aligned with our values is a key factor to promote sustainable, profitable growth and serves as a strong incentive for our employees, partners and customers," says Kaschke.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
Further information at www.zeiss.com