GrandVision cares aligns impact with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Building a sustainable future is a common goal that needs to be embraced by individuals, governments and corporations alike to be successful. As an industry leader, at GrandVision, our role and responsibilities are to contribute and adopt a common language and ESG metrics to actively participate in the discussion, compare progress and define important shared goals.

 

This also means we align our strategies and vision with the https://sdgs.un.org/goalsUN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. We analyzed all 17 SDGs and relevant 169 sub-targets and KPIs that relate to our business model and core activities. These include strategic sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and global retail operations.

 

In accordance with our long-term value creation ambitions and our core optical retail activities, we identified the greatest potential to make a positive impact through UN goals SDG 3 (good health and well-being); and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth). As a retailer and a manufacturer, we recognize the greatest potential for mitigating negative impact at scale in SDG 7 (clean and affordable energy); and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

Additionally in 2021, we will enhance our contribution to SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 10 (reduce inequalities). You can read more about these goals in our Annual Report.

 

The UN SDGs table below explains how we contribute to each of the four SDG goals.