Responsible sourcing and procurement
One of our strategic priorities is to enhance our end-to-end Product Value Chain, as well as to establish fair, transparent and efficient relationships with our suppliers. We also align our strategy with global social and environmental goals, such as creating inclusive and sustainable economic growth, decent work for all and sustainable production patterns.
That’s why we only work with suppliers that align with our Supplier Code of Conduct and international standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
The majority of our Exclusive Brand frames and contact lenses are produced in non-OECD countries where potential labor conditions, human rights, and other risks are considered to be higher than for suppliers from OECD countries. We use third-party audits and an SGS-certified supplier audit rating system, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, to ensure responsible operations from our suppliers. You can learn more about the process and results in our 2019 Annual Report.