ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.
In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5,3 billion with over 27,000 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).
The Vision Care business group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses and ophthalmic instruments. The business group develops and produces offerings for the entire eyeglass value chain that are distributed globally under the ZEISS brand. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/ Consumer Products segment. In fiscal year 2016/17 the segment generated revenue of €1.1 billion with around 9,770 employees.
The Vision Care business group is represented by Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH. 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).
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.