By centralizing production volume in TechCenters
By moving to industrialized cut, edge and fit facilities, GrandVision is better able to control the environmental footprint of its production activity and open up opportunities for efficiency gains in areas such as transportation, water and waste management. The expected result from centralizing these activities will include:
- Increased efficiency in electricity and water usage due to more sophisticated equipment in the TechCenters
- Higher precision and a reduction in material scrap (and therefore a reduction in waste management volumes and environmental impact)
- Increased activity control executed by dedicated staff
- A significant reduction in occupied space, leading to savings in supply and management resources.
So far, shifting industrial processes from traditional in-store solutions to industrial TechCenters has resulted in an increase in the number of spectacles processed in TechCenters from 65% in 2015 to 73% in 2016. We will move additional volumes to our TechCenters in the coming years. Our 2025 target is to have at least 85% of our spectacles processed in our TechCenters.
Compared to 2015, we have reduced the environmental pressure of our production process. (See case study about Enviromental protection in TechCenters.) Energy efficiency rates improved from 4.6 MJ to 4.2 MJ per pair of glasses. The CO2 efficiency rate improved from 361 to 256 grams of CO2 per pair of glasses. Water efficiency improved slightly. In the cutting, edging and fitting of a pair of lenses into a frame, GrandVision now uses 2.21 liters of water – a reduction of 0.03 liters compared to 2015. Our 2025 target is to reduce the water consumption per spectacle by 15% to 1.87 liters. More data is available in our 2016 CSR Report.