Zeiss is Germany’s highest-ranked company in the 2019 Public Value Atlas (Gemeinwohlatlas 2019). The announcement was made in Berlin 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,” Prof. Michael Kaschke, President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, said in a company news release.
Receiving the top ranking underscores the company’s efforts to fulfill the mission enshrined in the Carl Zeiss Foundation Statute for 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.