Essilor has, for the fourth consecutive year, earned the distinction of being ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index. The results were announced today by Corporate Knights at the World Economic Forum.
“I want to take the opportunity of this renewed recognition to highlight how crucial good vision is to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Seeing well enables individuals to learn better, work better, live better… and can clearly contribute to the collective capacity to reach the UN’s 2030 global ambition. At Essilor we take this responsibility very seriously and constantly strive to improve all areas of our business that can support our main contribution to sustainable development: providing good vision to everyone, everywhere”, commented Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Essilor’s Chief Corporate Mission Officer.
Sustainable development has been at the heart of Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight for over 165 years. Recently ranked among the 50 companies that are ‘Changing the World’ by Fortune magazine, Essilor seeks to provide the best quality vision products to consumers everywhere through its strategy of responsible innovation and product quality leadership: Essilor is committed to provide vision protection for the 7.2 billion people on the planet, as well as develop vision correction solutions for the 4.5 billion people who have to correct their eyesight.
In addition, the Group invests in raising awareness on the importance of good vision and improving access to vision care for the 2.5 billion people in the world who suffer from uncorrected vision through its unique inclusive business models and strategic philanthropy initiatives.
To support its mission, Essilor is engaged in a continuous improvement process to ensure workplace wellbeing for its employees, to work responsibly with society at large and to reduce its environmental footprint.
Essilor is part of five major social responsibility indices including FTSE4GOOD; MSCI World ESG, World SRI and Europe Low Carbon Leaders; Low Carbon 100 Europe Index®; Ethibel Sustainability Indexes Excellence Europe & Global and ECPI® Ethical EMU Equity and ECPI® Ethical Europe Equity.