Essilor Earns Plaudits for Corporate Sustainability Leadership


CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has again been selected by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe for its corporate sustainability leadership, ranked second in the Health Care Equipment and Supplies sector. For the 14th consecutive year Essilor has also been included in the FTSE4Good, a global investment index designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices.

“At Essilor we have always considered responsible and sustainable business practices to be fundamental to our mission of improving lives by improving sight. We are proud that the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good recognize the value that our long-term commitment to sustainable development can bring to the world’s visual health today and global prosperity tomorrow,” said Hubert Sagnieres, chairman and CEO of Essilor International.

In addition to these two important references the Group has also received two awards for its corporate social responsibility in 2017. Essilor won a sustainable business award in Singapore in July for its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through the Group’s mission and sustainability approach across its value chain, Essilor contributes to 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. In June, Essilor won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the World Procurement Awards for its supplier sustainability program that engages the Group’s suppliers in social, ethical, environmental and community-focused initiatives.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index relies on an in-depth analysis of more than 2,500 global quoted companies’ economic, environmental and social performances and assesses such criteria as corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental policy, supply chain regulation, working conditions and philanthropic activities.

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.