Organization of environmental management
The ISO 14001 international environmental management standard defines globally recognized requirements for an environmental management system. The organizational structure described enables ZEISS to make the effectiveness of the EMS a reality across all four phases – Plan, Do, Check and Act – and to continuously improve environmental performance.
Total expenditure on environmental protection
ZEISS has spent over 8 million euros on global environmental protection measures each year for the past ten fiscal years. In addition to investments in state-of-the-art equipment, product-integrated environmental protection is becoming an increasingly important factor. Through its investments ZEISS endeavors to prevent environmental pollution from occurring in the first place by taking integrated environmental protection measures into consideration at the beginning of the process loops.