Responsibility at ZEISS

2016 ZEISS celebrates 10th anniversary of the Back to Bush program. The goal is to provide better access to surgical equipment in disadvantaged regions in Australia and Oceania, thereby achieving optimized treatment outcomes for the diseases prevalent there.
2016 As part of the initiative VISION 2020, ZEISS has been financing four diagnosis, treatment and training centers for eye care since 2005. In 2016 a fifth eye care center was opened in Khartoum, Sudan.
2016 Kick-off of the project “Further integration of sustainability aspects in supply chain management” for the ZEISS Group.
2015 All company sites within the European Union are certified to the globally recognized energy management standard ISO 50001.
2015 115 social and cultural projects, initiatives and institutions at the sites in Germany receive funding in the amount of approximately 500,000 euros in the 2014/15 fiscal year from the Carl Zeiss Promotion Fund.
2015 For the past ten fiscal years, ZEISS has been investing an average of 8.8 million euros each year in technical environmental protection measures.
2015 90 percent of all ZEISS production facilities are certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.
2015 ZEISS is the official sponsor of the Rhino Conservation Awards for the first time. The Awards highlight the commitment of conservationists and organizations and are making every effort to protect the endangered South African black rhino.
Energy efficiency is now a standardized component of on-site supplier audits.
ZEISS initiates the coordination of a project on conflict minerals and examines the direct suppliers of ZEISS on this topic.
ZEISS establishes the Education and Science Fund that supports scientific initiatives, projects at universities, research institutes and much more.
2012 In conjunction with Harvard Business School, ZEISS launches LEAD (Learn, Execute, Achieve, Develop) – a global leadership program with about 800 participating managers.
2012 ZEISS implements the ZEISS Policy, which outlines the company’s general attitude to the topic of responsibility.
From 2012 onwards
ZEISS successfully increases the use of renewable energies at various sites.
2011 ZEISS establishes a global Compliance Organization.
2011 The Carl Zeiss Promotion Fund is established and supports activities at selected sites in Germany.
From 2008 onwards
ZEISS initiates a company-wide initiative to sustainably anchor the corporate values in the Group.
2007 ZEISS implements the ZEISS Code of Conduct.
From 2007 onwards
ZEISS promotes intercultural understanding and the active exchange of knowledge in the company through its Global Assignment Program.
From 2006 onwards
ZEISS introduces major systematic initiatives for the continuous monitoring and restriction of the use of hazardous materials in ZEISS products (EU REACH directive).
2005 ZEISS implements the new legal provisions regarding hazardous substances in its business processes (EU RoHS directive).
2003 ZEISS begins recording key environmental indicators at all its production sites around the world on an annual basis.
2002 ZEISS becomes the first corporate sponsor of the initiative VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. The goal is to eliminate preventable blindness.
1993 ZEISS begins recording key environmental indicators at all German production sites on an annual basis.
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