Press Release – Charenton, France (August 2nd, 2017) – Essilor was recognized by the Sustainable Business Awards, Singapore, in this year’s newly added category “UN Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the company’s roles and initiatives in working to deliver the UN SDGs”. This award celebrates Essilor’s commitment to responsibly fighting the world’s largest disability, uncorrected poor vision. Through Essilor’s Mission and the sustainable approach Essilor has adopted across its value chain, the company contributes to 13 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Essilor’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Sagnières, commented: “Essilor’s Mission to improve lives by improving sight, combined with the company’s unique principles and values, are at the heart of the Group’s long-term commitment to sustainable development. This Award will help raise awareness that good vision is one of the key enablers to the Global Goals and help us achieve our Mission to bring good vision to all”.
Essilor’s Chief Mission Officer, Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, said; “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf the 64,000 employees of Essilor. Our mission to responsibly provide everyone, everywhere, with quality vision care, pushes us to go further in our sustainability commitments. We’re very proud of our team’s achievements and stay strongly committed to the Sustainable Development Goals.”
About Essilor International
The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its mission is to improve lives by improving sight. To support this mission, Essilor allocates more than €200 million to research and innovation every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Its flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, EyezenTM, Xperio®, Foster Grant®, BolonTM and Costa®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.
Essilor reported consolidated revenue of more than €7.1 billion in 2016 and employs 64,000 people worldwide. It markets its products in more than 100 countries and has 33 plants, 490 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as 5 research and development centers around the world. For more information, please visit www.essilor.com.
The Essilor share trades on the Euronext Paris market and is included in the Euro Stoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices.
Codes and symbols: ISIN: FR0000121667; Reuters: ESSI.PA; Bloomberg: EI:FP.
About the Sustainable Business Awards
Organised by Global Initiatives for the third year in Singapore, The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) is a unique and important resource for businesses. SBA aims to increase awareness of sustainable business best-practices and demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future. Conducted in partnership with PwC, the SBA methodology combines the best features of benchmarking and awards processes globally to deliver green strategy and business advantage. The unique platform rewards companies along the way to become truly sustainable businesses in Asia.
About Global Initiatives
Global Initiatives creates partnerships that address global challenges through film, international events and media projects. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world. International events include the Business for the Environment Summits and Responsible Business Forums.
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