With 61,000 employees in 63 countries, nearly 540 production sites on five continents and more than $2.4 billion (€2 billion) in purchasing, Essilor has a global and diverse “footprint”. With the Group’s mission of improving lives by improving sight comes the responsibility of ensuring careful consideration to its social, societal and environmental impact.
“For nearly 170 years Essilor has demonstrated that its commitment to sustainable development brings benefits to all stakeholders – from our partners, our customers, the communities we serve and our investors, including thousands of employee shareholders,” said Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Chief Mission Officer at Essilor International.
In June 2016 Essilor was listed n°5 in the Newsweek Green Rankings that assess the overall environmental performance of the world’s 500 largest publicly traded companies. Essilor is included in four socially responsible investment indices, as well as in the 2015 Corporate Knights Top 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies.