Essilor has been ranked number 62 out of 700 companies recognised as a “Diversity Leader 2020” by the Financial Times. The award recognises the ongoing commitment of concrete initiatives towards greater diversity and inclusion within the company.
Essilor said the award reflects the company’s approach to gender balance, integration of people with disabilities, openness to all forms of sexual orientation and generational and cultural diversity.
Laurent Vacherot, Essilor CEO, who received the award, acknowledged that, “Diversity has been a key value for Essilor from the very beginning, shaping both our culture and identity and contributing to our continued success.
“For us, promoting diversity and inclusion is not only an ethical obligation, it is also one of our fundamental convictions: to achieve our ambition to provide better vision and protection to 7.7 billion people on the planet, we need a full diversity of talents.”
As a leading international ophthalmic optics company, Essilor employs more than 69,000 people worldwide and recognises the diverse talents of its teams as a great strength. “Diversity and inclusion are key vectors of our ability to innovate as they nourish our creativity and bring together varied perspectives, thereby creating value,” said Mr Vacherot.
The Financial Times’ Diversity Leaders ranking was established based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 80,000 employees. The opinions of human resources and recruitment experts were also considered in refining the analysis.