Essilor Enters Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Charenton-le-Pont, France –Essilor International enters the extra-financial international reference Dow Jones Sustainability Index, World and Europe. This ranks Essilor among the world’s best performing companies in terms of sustainable development.
Entering DJSI places Essilor among the companies considered to be the most sustainable in the «Health Care Equipment & Supplies » sector worldwide, and acknowledges the Company’s continuous efforts in terms of social, societal and environmental responsibility.
Essilor is in particular recognized for its performance in terms of innovation and product quality, combined with the acceleration of its activities to improve access to visual health for underserved populations, namely through its inclusive business and strategic giving initiatives. The Company’s human capital development policy and its environmental approach are further strong assets underlined by DJSI.
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”. The Company’s significant growth in recent years, along with changes in regulations and stakeholders’ expectations, have led Essilor to raise the bar in terms of its corporate and social responsibilities. Its focus is to engage employees and partners worldwide in a continuous improvement approach in areas such as innovation, developing talents, reducing water consumption and aligning suppliers and customers with the Company’s mission.
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