Essilor Donates Protective Equipment to Support Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

To limit the spread of the virus, Essilor Group has donated close to 1 million protective equipment including face masks, as well as goggles and face shields. Beneficiaries include local hospitals and frontline workers such as healthcare personnel, firefighters, caregivers, and security forces in China, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, USA, Canada, and many more. Other donations include protective gloves, hand sanitizing gels and plano glasses.

Paul du Saillant, CEO of Essilor International, declared: “Our heart goes out to everyone affected by this unprecedented global health crisis. Essilor is committed to using its collective power and global presence to support our people and the communities around us and around the world. As the Covid-19 crisis evolves, Essilor will continue to align its philanthropic efforts prioritizing essential supplies, medical and emergency assistance thanks to the joint efforts of country teams, online businesses, Essilor Vision Foundations and the support of Vision For Life™”.

Key contributions from Essilor Group in Canada include:

Essilor Group subsidiary, Clearly, responded to the call of the authorities for the general public and business community to contribute, with the donation of safety glasses to Vancouver Coastal Health earlier this month. The eyewear retailer has requested its global eyeglass and sunglass manufacturers to switch their production to supply face shield and safety glass and is aiming to donate tens of thousands of these much-needed items.

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