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Sustainability matters to Zeiss

The global company is supporting the Ocean Revival Team

Royal Marine fundraisers
Last year Zeiss reduced the volume of plastic waste that it produces globally by 65%, which equates to 50 tonnes of plastic per year, the manufacturer has confirmed.

With 30,000 employees across nearly 50 countries, and 30 manufacturing and development centres around the world, social responsibility is “of key importance,” it said.

To mark the achievement, Zeiss will support the Ocean Revival 2020 initiative, which will see four Royal Marines row 3700 miles across the North Atlantic from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to London’s Tower Bridge to raise awareness of plastic pollution in oceans.

Only 57 people have completed the journey previously, with 29 successes from the 72 attempts that have been made.

The challenge, which will begin in June, is expected to take up to 60 days and will see the team row routinely for two hours on and two hours off.

Speaking about the initiative, environmental officer for Zeiss, Kris Randell, said: “It is an honour to be supporting the Ocean Revival team. At Zeiss we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and are keen to support others in their quest to raise awareness of the impact of plastic waste on our planet.”