A special company model
SCHOTT AG has the legal form of a stock corporation, but is not listed on the stock exchange. The sole shareholder is the Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the oldest corporate foundations in Germany. It is not allowed to sell shares in SCHOTT AG –bitte Leerzeichen einfügen in fact, this is stipulated in the Foundation's Statute.
This makes our ownership structure particularly stable, crisis-proof and fit for the future. In short: a sustainable company model. For our customers, this ensures security, reliable and scope for long-term partnerships.
Our values and goals
We base our entrepreneurial thinking and actions on the goals and values of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
Responsible corporate governance encompasses several dimensions: ensuring that we have a sustainable economic future, assuming responsibility for our employees and the environment, social and community involvement, and promoting the sciences.
We have set ourselves four corporate values:
Respect each other
Creating value with innovations
Our company founders made it their mission to use innovations to make a lasting improvement to people‘s lives, to promote the sciences and to spur progress in many areas.
Our experts continue this tradition. At SCHOTT, we are certain that shared responsibility can release the energy to achieve the impossible.
As a global technology Group, we are constantly finding unique and innovative solutions to create value.
For us, innovation always takes place in the context of society as a whole. After all, progress, efficiency and success for our customers and partners are the basic prerequisite for our own long-term economic success.