EssilorLuxottica accelerates its Mission activities with the launch of a unified foundation

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EssilorLuxottica accelerates its activities Mission
with the launch of a unified foundation

Charenton-le-Pont, France (25 May 2022 – 1:00 pm HEC) – EssilorLuxottica today announces the launch of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, marking a new chapter in the Group’s journey to achieve its unique mission to help everyone in the world “see more and be more”. This forms a major pillar of EssilorLuxottica’s sustainability strategy and supports its commitment to upholding good vision as a fundamental human right.

The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation brings together many of the Group’s advocacy and philanthropic actions around the world and will play a leading role in the fight against poor vision. By raising awareness of the importance of good vision and supporting the creation of sustainable eye care through philanthropic grants, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation will work with like-minded partners to help realize the United Nations resolution, “Vision for All”, and help eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation.

This new step in the integration of Mission-related activities is a strong sign of EssilorLuxottica’s commitment to improving access to good vision for underserved communities. The Foundation will provide a platform that truly represents and harnesses the power and commitment of EssilorLuxottica, its employees, partners and investors, to advance in this space.

Our role as an industry leader extends to bringing lifechanging benefits of good vision for everyone in the world. Through the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, our global expertise, abilities and partnerships are best placed to support the catalytic change needed in visual health. Together with the support of Governments, Non-profit Organizations and other committed partners, we are now better organized to contribute to the achievement of the objectives set by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals for universal vision care. The OneSight The EssilorLuxottica Foundation brings together Essilor and Luxottica’s long history of sustainability in actionsaid Francesco Milleri and Paul du Saillant, respectively Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of EssilorLuxottica.

“EssilorLuxottica has long been a pioneer in the fight against poor vision and tirelessly in our quest to eliminateing uncorrected poor vision in a generation. Through our combined actions, we have created lifelong access to vision care for half a billion people and created 50 million spectacle wearers in underserved communities since 2013, the majority of that they discover the benefits of glasses for the first time in their lives. We have also trained nearly 20,000 primary eye care providers who are now able to support their families by earning a living providing eye care services to their communities.. Through the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, today we are ready to unleash our full potentialsaid Anurag Hans, Head of Mission for EssilorLuxottica.

The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation unites the following organizations: Vision for Life, Essilor Vision Foundations in North America, India, Southeast Asia and China, Fondazione Salmoiraghi & Viganò in Italy as well as the long-standing global partners of the Society, OneSight and the Vision Impact Institute.

The Company’s detailed roadmap, “Eliminate poor vision in a generationlaunched in 2019 alongside the United Nations General Assembly with the support of more than 20 governments, non-profit organizations and private sector partners, highlights the important role that industry must play in solving the crisis of vision care. EssilorLuxottica assumes its responsibility and, through the creation of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, will help people living with uncorrected poor vision in economically developing communities to “see more and be more”.

About OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation (formerly Essilor Social Impact) is a French registered charity (endowment fund) reflecting EssilorLuxottica’s commitment and values ​​to eliminate uncorrected poor vision within a generation. It was renamed in 2022 to bring together the philanthropic, advocacy and investment actions of EssilorLuxottica, including: Vision for Life, Essilor Vision Foundations in North America, India, Southeast Asia and China, Fondazione Salmoiraghi & Viganò in Italy as well as the Company’s long-term global partners. OneSight and the Vision Impact Institute. Its registered office is located at 147 rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-Le-Pont, France. https://onesight.essilorluxottica.com/

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