OUR IMPACT

For 170 years Essilor’s mission has been improving lives by improving sight. In 2013 we set ourselves the ambition of eradicating poor vision in a generation, focusing on the 2.5 billion people who lack vision correction. Our targets, aligned with UN sustainable goals, drive our efforts and enable us to measure our progress.

We measure our impact by commissioning independent evaluation studies and internally tracking the number of people trained and actively providing vision care as well as the number of people they reach with vision care. In-country business teams closely monitor data from product sales, reports from training partners and business development executives working on the ground.

TARGETS

BY 2020

We’re on track on our target to create 50 million wearers, transforming lives at the “base of the pyramid”.

BY 2020

We’re well on the way to our target of creating 25,000 primary vision care providers through our inclusive business programs.

BY 2020

We’ve gone beyond our initial target of investing €30 million in philanthropic visual health programs. €49 million invested since 2015.

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BY 2030

We are bringing our proven vision care expertise to the Vision Catalyst Fund, spearheaded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in the UK. Through this we will provide 200 million people in need with free ophthalmic lenses by 2030 and help leave a legacy of improved vision care infrastructure across the Commonwealth to meet the vision needs of 900 million people living with uncorrected vision.

RESULTS

MAKING A POSITIVE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

Vision is a cross-cutting lever for global development. Our vision care programs impact seven of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The sustainable approach we have adopted across our value chain contributes to a further six.

17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all, as part of the UN’s sustainable development agenda.

Society’s challenges ahead are increasingly interconnected, requiring business, governments and civil society to work hand-in-hand. At Essilor we believe business has a significant role to play and that improving vision is a powerful driver for change.

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RESEARCH AND

STUDIES

eradicating poor vision by 2050

How Essilor is working to eradicate poor vision by 2050 (See Change 2018 Update)

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sustainable development goals

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2018 Update)

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How Essilor and its partners are delivering life-changing vision care (See Change 2017 Report)

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Our Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2017 Report)

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THE VISION OF 27 MILLION CHILDREN

Global multi-stakeholder campaign Our Children's Vision reached 27 million milestone 

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eradicating poor vision by 2050

How Essilor is working to eradicate poor vision by 2050 (2018 update)

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sustainable development goals

A 2018 update on our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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How Essilor and its partners are delivering life-changing vision care (2017 report)

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Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2017 report)

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THE VISION OF 27 MILLION CHILDREN

Ambitious goal of reaching 50 million children with vision services by 2020.

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