Luxottica’s commitment to reducing energy and water consumption, waste and CO2 emissions is coupled with the obtainment of the environmental management, energy, and health and safety system certifications that Luxottica has strived to adopt in all of its sites and offices across the world since 2011.
In 2011 the Company adopted the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in all its facilities and offices in Italy. The process of obtaining the certification at the other Group sites continued in 2017 with the one in Campinas (Brazil). In March 2018 the facility in Dongguan (China) also obtained the ISO 14001 certification.
Luxottica was the first Italian company to obtain the ISO 50001 certification (the international standard for energy management issued in June 2011), for its energy management system for the Agordo factory, the Group’s operational core. This was followed in 2012 by the other five Italian manufacturing facilities and the Milan headquarters.
Following a review of the standards, the Group immediately started the migration to the new ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 standards at all production sites and offices worldwide, so that they will all be certified according to the same versions of the reference standards by the end of year 2019. The Italian sites and offices were the first to migrate from ISO 14001:2004 to the new ISO 14001:2015 standards.
The Group’s sustainability-based approach is also evident in its request for LEED® certification, presented by the Group for the new logistics hubs of Sedico, Dongguan and Atlanta constructed between 2016 and 2017.
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most prominent energy and sustainability certification standard in the world relating to the sustainability of buildings from an environmental, social, economic and health perspective, whereby the fulfillment of more stringent criteria than those currently implemented by the national legislation is required. This rating system promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key aspects such as energy and water savings, the reduction of CO2 emissions, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources used, construction project and choice of site.
Dongguan and Sedico were first to receive it. The certification process is ongoing for Atlanta, where it is planned for 2019. The obtainment of this certificate attests therefore that the premises in which the new logistic hubs of the Group are situated have been designed and built respecting the surrounding ecosystem, starting with the selection of building materials. Also in this case, just like the other production and logistic sites of the Group, monitoring water and energy consumption, discharges, waste and the emission of green-house gases into the atmosphere follows Loxottica's standards, which are more stringent than those required under local regulations.