Safilo Group Partners With Coventya to Introduce ‘Metal X’ to Eyewear Production

By Staff
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has announced a strategic partnership with Coventya, a global company with more than 90 years of experience in the development of specialty chemicals for surface finishing treatments, on the use of “Metal X,” a new material for eyewear. Safilo will be the first in the eyewear sector to use Metal X, which is an innovative Coventya patent that allows the use of precious metals in galvanic treatments for the production of optical frames and sunglasses to be reduced by 90 percent.

Marcolin, Timberland Eyewear Announce Three-Year Partnership With Treedom

By Staff
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin has announced a three-year partnership with Treedom, a global web platform to promote the planting of trees and forests worldwide with the aim of making the planet greener, through Timberland Eyewear.

Ocuco Neutralizes Carbon Emissions as the First Step of Sustainability Program

By Staff
Friday, August 20, 2021 12:15 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco Ltd has announced the launch of a sustainability program. The first action of this plan is neutralizing the carbon emissions of its global headquarters until 2022.

Report Shows How ECPs Can Boost Contact Lens Trial and Engage Patients with Sustainable Options

By Staff
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—A survey commissioned by CooperVision Inc. sheds new light on the value of providing patients more sustainable contact lens options.

CooperVision Launches Campaign to Educate Consumers on the Sustainability of clariti 1 day Contact Lenses

By Staff
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—As many eyecare practices look for more ways to connect with their sustainability-focused patients, CooperVision has launched a digital marketing campaign called “Do One Better.”

CooperCompanies Releases 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

By Staff
Friday, June 18, 2021 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) this week published its first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting the company’s progress on ESG items most important to its businesses and stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, customers, and global communities. “At Cooper, we believe operating with integrity and conducting our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner is important to our long-term success,” Al White, president and CEO of CooperCompanies, said in the announcement. “We are proud of our ESG progress and committed to accomplishing more.”

Luxottica and Mazzucchelli Enter into Collaboration for Sustainable Acetate and for Luxottica Investment of 35 Percent of Mazzucchelli Share Capital

By Staff
Friday, June 11, 2021 2:43 PM MILAN and CASTIGLIONE OLONA, Italy—Luxottica and Mazzucchelli announced today a collaboration agreement to develop and produce a highly sustainable type of acetate, accessible to all market players.The agreement provides for the acquisition by Luxottica of a minority stake of around 35 percent of the share capital of Mazzucchelli, in order to further finance the development of the project inside the Mazzucchelli production plants, the announcement said.

Modo's Eco Named 'Best Eyewear Brand' in Seventeen Magazine's Sustainable Style Awards

By Staff
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Eco, from Modo, has been awarded the Best Eyewear Brand award in Seventeen Magazine's  2021 Sustainable Style Award. In an announcement Eco said, "It’s always great to be recognized. But it means even more when it helps our planet. We're proud and honored to be awarded by Seventeen in their #sustainablestyleawards for our wildly trendy and sustainable sunglasses and hope that everyone joins our commitment to living responsibly for a greener future (and looking great while doing so). Together, we can make a big difference—one frame at a time."

VM Examines the Rise of Sustainability as Optical Ups Its Awareness of the Environment

By Staff
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Consumer preferences are constantly changing, but there’s one preference that has been steadily rising in popularity over the years: sustainability. According to a new report from Capgemini Research, nearly 80 percent of consumers want to be able to make a difference in saving the planet for future generations.

VM Delves Into the Rise of Sustainability and Eco-Conscious Optical Products in March Cover Story

By Staff
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Consumer preferences are constantly changing, but there’s one preference that has been steadily rising in popularity over the years: sustainability.

Sustainability Rising

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 22, 2021 1:00 PM Crescendo. That’s how most experts are characterizing the growing support among most consumers and businesses for advancing “sustainability” commitments, systems, products, solutions and causes across a range of fields, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Sustainability has become a business necessity, not just a differentiator,” pointed out Forrester’s Olivia Berdak, vice president, research director last August. She added, “It is no longer a question of whether it is ‘necessary or not’ to launch sustainable business practices, but rather how long it will take before consumers, shareholders, or governments punish businesses that don’t.”