Essilor Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Innovative Companies

Essilor announced this week that it has been named by Forbes as one of 100 of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies” for 2017 for the seventh year in a row.

Essilor first earned a spot in this list in 2010 and has been ranked every year since among the world 100 publicly traded companies identified by investors as featuring the best innovation potential, now and in the future.

“Essilor’s approach to innovation is all about consumer-centricity, so as to answer their
current and future needs with advanced expertise,” says Laurent Vacherot, President and Chief Operating Officer of Essilor International. “Innovation has always been a
cornerstone of our strategy. We have one goal: to push back the frontiers of poor vision
worldwide.”

The “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list identifies the leading-edge corporations most likely to succeed now and in the future. It is the result of an eight-year study carried out by Clayton M. Christensen, a professor of disruptive innovation at Harvard Business School, in collaboration with Jeff Dyer, professor at Brigham Young University and Hal B. Gregersen, professor of leadership at INSEAD. The rankings are based on an assessment of each company’s “innovation premium,” a quantified metric that measures the premium the stock market gives a company for expected or anticipated innovation.

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