Essilor Moves Up in Forbes’ World’s 100 ‘Most Innovative Companies,’ Luxottica and Allergan Also on List


CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has been named by Forbes as one of the world’s 100 “Most Innovative Companies” for 2018, ranked 52nd, a marked increase compared to 2017 (68th). Every year since 2010, Essilor has figured among the top 100 publicly traded companies identified by investors as having the highest innovation potential, according to an announcement from Essilor. “Innovation has always been a cornerstone of our mission and our strategy,” said Laurent Vacherot, president and COO of Essilor.

“As an industry leader, we believe it is our company’s duty to continue pushing the boundaries of optical solutions that can correct and protect people’s vision everywhere. We have evolved our innovation processes to reflect the world today—networked, collaborative and creative—in order to meet the changing lifestyles of existing eyeglass wearers and respond to the vast, unmet vision needs of 2.5 billion people living with uncorrected poor vision.”

In addition, Luxottica placed number 61 on the 2018 Forbes’ list, while Allergan placed number 82.

The "World's Most Innovative Companies" list identifies the leading-edge corporations most likely to succeed now and in the future.