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

(PresseBox) ( Charenton, France, )
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.”

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

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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