Essilor in Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2016 Rankings

By CIOReview | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FREMONT, CA: SOS alerts of earth are compelling organizations over the globe to ‘Go Green’. Newsweek conducted a Green Ranking survey, listing the Top Green Companies in the World 2016. In the list, featured a global corrective lenses developer and manufacturer company ‘Essilor’ bagging the fifth rank.

Following on the popular path- “Improve lives by improving sight,” Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Chief Mission Officer, Essilor International says, “We are honored to be recognized by the Newsweek Green Rankings for our accomplishments.” Green rankings are globally recognized as one of the foremost corporate environmental rankings provider, and the 2016 survey of 2016 was conducted joining hands with Corporate Knights and HIP. In the Newsweek’s Green Ranking companies are ranked by accessing the overall environmental performance among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly traded companies globally.

With branches setup across 63 countries, Essilor’s 61,000 employees have contributed to the company’s significant growth leading the company to raise the bar in terms of its environmental sustainable responsibilities. In recent years the company reduced its water and energy consumption with continues improvements and innovations, following the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM). Over the last seven years Essilor achieved a 40 percent reduction in its water consumption and energy consumption by 22 percent in its mass production plants.

Essilor In 2015 was ranked for the fourth consecutive year, among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index by Corporate Knights. Further, US magazine Forbes also ranked the company amongst the World’s Most Innovative Companies for the fifth year running. Moreover, Essilor was also selected as one of 50 companies that are changing the world in the first edition of Fortune magazine’s “Change the World” list.