CooperCompanies Releases 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

By Staff
Friday, June 18, 2021 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) this week published its first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting the company’s progress on ESG items most important to its businesses and stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, customers, and global communities. “At Cooper, we believe operating with integrity and conducting our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner is important to our long-term success,” Al White, president and CEO of CooperCompanies, said in the announcement. “We are proud of our ESG progress and committed to accomplishing more.”

Luxottica and Mazzucchelli Enter into Collaboration for Sustainable Acetate and for Luxottica Investment of 35 Percent of Mazzucchelli Share Capital

By Staff
Friday, June 11, 2021 2:43 PM MILAN and CASTIGLIONE OLONA, Italy—Luxottica and Mazzucchelli announced today a collaboration agreement to develop and produce a highly sustainable type of acetate, accessible to all market players.The agreement provides for the acquisition by Luxottica of a minority stake of around 35 percent of the share capital of Mazzucchelli, in order to further finance the development of the project inside the Mazzucchelli production plants, the announcement said.

Modo's Eco Named 'Best Eyewear Brand' in Seventeen Magazine's Sustainable Style Awards

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Monday, May 3, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Eco, from Modo, has been awarded the Best Eyewear Brand award in Seventeen Magazine's  2021 Sustainable Style Award. In an announcement Eco said, "It’s always great to be recognized. But it means even more when it helps our planet. We're proud and honored to be awarded by Seventeen in their #sustainablestyleawards for our wildly trendy and sustainable sunglasses and hope that everyone joins our commitment to living responsibly for a greener future (and looking great while doing so). Together, we can make a big difference—one frame at a time."

VM Examines the Rise of Sustainability as Optical Ups Its Awareness of the Environment

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Consumer preferences are constantly changing, but there’s one preference that has been steadily rising in popularity over the years: sustainability. According to a new report from Capgemini Research, nearly 80 percent of consumers want to be able to make a difference in saving the planet for future generations.

VM Delves Into the Rise of Sustainability and Eco-Conscious Optical Products in March Cover Story

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Consumer preferences are constantly changing, but there’s one preference that has been steadily rising in popularity over the years: sustainability.

Sustainability Rising

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 22, 2021 1:00 PM Crescendo. That’s how most experts are characterizing the growing support among most consumers and businesses for advancing “sustainability” commitments, systems, products, solutions and causes across a range of fields, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Sustainability has become a business necessity, not just a differentiator,” pointed out Forrester’s Olivia Berdak, vice president, research director last August. She added, “It is no longer a question of whether it is ‘necessary or not’ to launch sustainable business practices, but rather how long it will take before consumers, shareholders, or governments punish businesses that don’t.”

CooperVision Expands Commitment to Sustainability With Move to Make Clariti 1 Day a ‘Net Plastic Neutral’ Contact Lens in the U.S.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—To provide an easy way for eyecare professionals and their patients to be more sustainable, on Monday CooperVision announced a partnership with Plastic Bank that makes its clariti 1 day portfolio of lenses the first net plastic neutral contact lenses, according to the announcement. The move also expands the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. Plastic Bank is a social enterprise that builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, reprocessing the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain.

Safilo Group to Use Eastman's Sustainable Materials in its Eyewear Collections, Starting in SS22

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Monday, March 8, 2021 12:27 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of eyewear, is announcing the introduction of Eastman Acetate Renew and Eastman Tritan Renew in its sunglass and optical products. Both products are part of a broad portfolio of sustainable resins now offered at scale by Eastman, a global specialty materials provider and pioneer in molecular recycling. The new materials will enable Safilo to increase the sustainability of its products across its wide brand portfolio, the company said.