Zeiss Ranked Best Company in 2019 Public Value Atlas


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OBERKOCHEN, Germany—Zeiss was named Germany's highest-ranked company in the 2019 Public Value Atlas (Gemeinwohlatlas 2019). The announcement was made in Berlin yesterday 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,” said professor Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG.

Zeiss posted strong financial figures from the first half of fiscal year 2018/19 as reported by Vision Monday. 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 the 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.