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CooperVision’s New Website Highlights Company’s Sustainability Efforts

By Staff
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:21 AM

PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has launched a new website that highlights its sustainability efforts around the globe, according to an announcement on Monday. The site, which is accessible at coopervision.com/sustainability, includes content (data and stories) that profile multiple environmental initiatives focused on saving water and conserving energy; reducing, reusing and recycling resources; and empowering people within the company and the communities in which it operates. “Our goal is simple: do better every day,” CooperVision chief operations officer Fernando Torre said in the announcement.

“Attaining that comes from the enduring drive of our people and partners worldwide to minimize our environmental impact. Everyone benefits—our employees, our customers, our business, and our planet. By sharing our progress, we hope that others are inspired to consider how their efforts might make an even greater impact.”

The new CooperVision initiative—which the company rolled out to employees during the summer—cites various measures and accomplishments achieved at its manufacturing and distribution facilities, including:
• 99 percent of plastics used in production, representing tens of millions of pounds, are repurposed into new products such as traffic cones and molded chairs.

• Saving millions of gallons of water annually by reusing manufacturing process water in plant cooling towers.

• Incorporating natural light and high-efficiency lighting systems into new and retrofitted buildings.

• Developing site plans that promote mass transportation use, with up to 70 percent participation by employees at sites in Hungary and Costa Rica.

• Sharing knowledge with fellow corporations, civic organizations and governments, garnering some of the highest environmental honors among manufacturers based in Puerto Rico.

CooperVision said it believes that this “public-facing outreach is … the first from any major contact lens manufacturer,” and that the company anticipates updating the site periodically as its sustainability efforts continue.
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