About Carl Zeiss Vision

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. The company is divided up into the six business groups Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care, Consumer Optics and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries – with around 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.
In fiscal year 2013/14 the company generated revenue approximating 4.3 billion euros with just under 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Vision Care
As one of the world's leading manufacturers, the Vision Care business group combines ophthalmic expertise and solutions with an international brand. The business group develops and produces instruments and offerings for the entire eyeglass value chain. In fiscal year 2013/14 the business group generated revenue of 761 million euros with around 8,300 employees. The extended Management Board of the ZEISS Vision Care business group comprises Dr. Matthias Metz (President & CEO), Sven Hermann (CSO / CMO), Dr. Marc Wawerla (COO), Dr. Timo Mappes (Innovation), Jens Boy (North America) and Paul Bilsdorfer (Finance).

ZEISS Policy


ZEISS Policy


The ZEISS Policy describes the understanding of ZEISS on the following core topics:

  • the ZEISS brand, products & customer satisfaction
  • employees, health and safety &
  • compliance & social responsibility
  • external relationships, partners & suppliers
  • environmental protection & energy efficiency
  • continuous improvement processes & setting goals

Compliance is an essential component that guides all of our business-related actions and behavior.