Carl Zeiss Foundation

The Carl Zeiss Foundation (in German Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung) is probably the oldest and one of the best known company-linked foundations in all of Germany. It is the sole shareholder of SCHOTT AG, Mainz, and Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen (Germany).

Its main objectives are

  • ensure the long-term existence of the foundation companies SCHOTT AG and Carl Zeiss AG
  • and to promote the sciences by paying out dividends
The Foundation is not permitted to sell shares in its companies.

Structure of the Carl Zeiss Foundation

Structure of Carl-Zeiss-Foundation