Essilor named No. 5 in Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Essilor announced today that it was ranked No. 5 in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor. Since 2009, the Newsweek Green Rankings have been one of the world's foremost corporate environmental rankings which assess the overall environmental performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly traded companies globally.

With 61,000 employees in 63 countries, nearly 540 production sites on five continents and more than $2.4 billion (€2 billion) in purchasing, Essilor's "footprint" is larger and more diverse than ever. The company's significant growth in recent years, along with changes in regulations and stakeholder expectations, has led Essilor to raise the bar in terms of its environmental sustainability responsibilities.

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