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2017.08.02

Essilor wins Sustainable Business Award for its commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

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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.”

Essilor - Sustainable Business Award Singapore

Amy Hing, Policy Deputy Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, and Water Resources presents Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Essilor’s Chief Mission Officer the award

 

Read more on Essilor’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Contacts:

Essilor Mission
Lauren Wyper
Associate Director of Communications | Essilor Mission
Phone: +65 9729 0423

Corporate Communications
Lucia Dumas
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 77 45 02

Media Relations
Maïlis Thiercelin
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 77 45 02

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