The United States Senate and House of Representatives have both officially passed resolutions recognizing the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, which ranks among this country’s most prestigious awards. Each year, Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients are listed in the Congressional Record, honoring those who have made enduring contributions to the nation and to the world. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the award’s history. As an international recipient, it is an additional honor for Mr. Zepter.
By receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Mr. Zepter joins the ranks of only five non-U.S. citizens who have been honored, including Tony Blair, along with former American Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford and famous philanthropic individuals such as Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Elie Wiesel, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Mickey Mantle, Gloria Estefan, Donald Trump, Lee Iacocca, and Barbara Walters.
“Philip Zepter’s story is an uplifting one of hard work, self-belief and a willingness to take risks. From modest beginnings in 1986, his products are now made in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and are available in more than 60 countries worldwide.” The Monaco Times, 2009.
Mr. Zepter has built a multi-billion dollar business through more than 25 years of true dedication and hard work. Starting with a brilliant idea of providing high quality luxury products that enhance people’s lifestyles and enable them to live longer, Zepter International enjoyed phenomenal growth over the years. Today Zepter International employs over 130,000 people worldwide, while a Zepter presentation starts at least every 10 seconds somewhere in the world and over 760,000,000 products have been sold to more than 80,000,000 satisfied users worldwide.
Mr. Zepter’s family possesses a substantial background in both entrepreneurial and not-for-profit business ventures, and Mr. Zepter has stayed true to these values. “Social responsibility is something that is built into the DNA of Zepter Group. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year the company has always placed at the center of all its business goals the idea of making the world a better place,” said Mr. Philip Zepter.
For many years Mr. Philip Zepter has generously supported the world’s biggest sport events, such as the prestigious F1 world championships (2000 - 2010) including the famous Grand Prix of Monaco, FIBA official tournaments (2003 -2011) as well as Ice Hockey World Championships (2001 - 2011), always with the same ideal: Zepter – Live Longer.
He is also the Founder of the Zepter philosophy, a philosophy of healthy living and perfection aimed at maintaining the health of present and future generations and solving ecological problems.
“Until now, we haven’t been aware of how many lives we saved and how many were prolonged. Even we were astonished to learn that those are in the millions. So that is why we have to triple our presence and our activities. Today, more than ever, the world needs Zepter’s Mission of Health,” said Mr. Phillip Zepter.
A HIGHER IDEAL
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PRODUCTS.
WE ARE PROUD OF THEIR SUPERIOR QUALITY, STRIKING DESIGN AND OUR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY.
WE ENJOY OUR WORK.
WE RESPECT THOSE WHO WORK WITH US.
THERE IS ONE, MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE BEHIND ALL OF OUR ACTIONS:
YOUR HEALTH AND BEAUTY.