Because the planet
We are committed to protecting our environment and all the people who are a part of it for a better future.
Because we care.
Here's how we're building a BETTER future
We know that meaningful change can't happen overnight. That's why we're staying accountable by setting goals that will allow us to make progress towards our commitments one impactful step at a time.
Reducing climate impact is essential. Our Smart Shipping option for online orders uses ground instead of air transport to significantly reduce emissions, and any emissions that are created are offset through climate protection projects.*
We are working to contribute to a circular economy with a focus on waste reduction and digitalization in our fleet of stores. We are also proud to offer a growing selection of frames containing bio-based or recycled materials.
Good vision is a basic human right. Through our work with the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, we play our part in supporting the Foundation’s ambition to eradicate poor vision by 2050. Learn more
Our strength lies in our people. With that in mind, we promote local and global initiatives that celebrate individuality and difference.
We’re committed to revamping our fleet of stores so that all new refurbishments or new openings have LED lights and HVAC equipment with higher energy efficiency. Most of North America’s energy production comes from thermal power plants, which burn either fossil fuels or nuclear fuel, releasing carbon emissions. Using energy efficient appliances reduces the reliance on these plants and increases carbon efficiency.
A circular economy — in which resources are conserved by extending the lifespan of products and materials — is the key to reducing waste that pollutes our environment. We have focused on digitalization in our fleet of stores to reduce waste from paper that is often produced just to be discarded later. Our Digital Windows provide a solution that avoids waste associated with paper signage. Our digital intake forms and e-receipts similarly provide a waste-free way to share and store these records, and our shopping bags are made from 100% recycled materials.
OUR Sustainable PRODUCTS
We are proud to offer a growing selection of frames containing bio-based or recycled materials. The aim is for all new EssilorLuxottica products to be embedded with eco-design by the year 2025. Eco-design includes using bio-based* materials. These include bio-based acetate — made using cotton**, wood pulp, beetroot, sugarcane, and grains — and bio-based nylon, made using castor beans.
This, plus a focus on recycling secondary raw materials from plastic waste to make new frames,*** means that our product assortment can continue to support a circular economy.
When it comes to getting your online orders to you, we’re proud to offer a carbon-neutral option through Smart Shipping. Ground transport produces significantly fewer emissions than air transport, and any emissions that are created are offset through climate protection projects such as reforestation, renewable energy, waste disposal, wind power, and more. You can learn more about Smart Shipping at our Shipping & Returns page.
*Details about Smart Shipping can be found at https://www.lenscrafters.com/lc-us/return-policy
**Bio-acetate for frames has a bio-based carbon content of at least 54% and bio-nylon for frames has a bio-based carbon content of at least 46% (percentage varies depending on frames model); sun lenses can be made with bio-nylon having 40% bio-based carbon content (except for polarized applications); these percentages represent the amount of raw material coming from renewable plant-based sources versus fossil-based sources.^"†"
^"†" Percentage calculated using ASTM D-6866 international standard method
*** Recycled acetate for frames has 27% recycled content, recycled nylon for frames has at least 50% recycled content.