For nearly 40 years we’ve been committed to changing lives through better sight and hearing and we're proud of what we've achieved. But, we are committed to exploring what more we can do. So, we’ve been taking some time to understand the impact we have on the planet we share and the people we support, both in our communities and across our teams.

Our commitment is to make a positive difference and to change the way we operate, so that we are carbon net-zero by 2050. We also have our eyes locked onto making eyecare available to those most in need, and we’re testing ourselves to provide an even more inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and feel proud to belong.

We have some bold targets and, powered by the energy and inspiration of our 40,000 colleagues worldwide, we’re focused on achieving them.

Our people

We wouldn’t be anything without our people. Our store colleagues are changing lives on a daily basis, along with the support teams across our offices and manufacturing sites. As a family-run business, we have family values deep in our roots which keeps us always striving for better. 

So our plan is to provide more accessible careers, better care and well-being programmes, plus greater opportunities for volunteering so that everyone feels valued and supported and gets the very best out of their career with us. 

We’re proud to have people from all walks of life working with us all across the globe and it’s important to us that we are a place we’re all proud to belong.

What's new?

If all that sounds ambitious, well, it is. But we’re ready for the challenge and are committed to changing lives – not just through better sight and hearing, but with everything we do. 

John Perkins
Sustainability Officer