Responsibility for employees and society

Corporate responsibility and the importance of family have long been prominent features of our corporate culture here at SCHOTT. These commitments date back to our founder, Otto Schott, and his partner Ernst Abbe and are embodied by the statute of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, which was adopted in 1889 and still applies to all of our activities. This “company constitution” mandates our obligations to promote economic and research activities, and contains provisions relating to the public interest and public institutions.