Protecting The Environment

Measurement of environmental impacts


The scope of the environmental impacts reported in this Statement coincides with the initial phases of the Group’s value chain: the manufacturing and supply chain of frames and sunglasses, focal point of the Operations area. The starting point was Italy with its six production sites, the subject of a 2016 analysis published in the Sustainability section of the Company website in April 2017. In line with the gradual inclusion approach adopted, the scope of this Statement includes the production and logistics sites in Italy, China, Brazil and the US, which represent almost all of the Group’s Operations. The Bhiwadi site in India and the logistics hub of Jundiaì32 in Brazil were excluded as they are exclusively dedicated to their respective local markets and are therefore less relevant. 

The laboratories used to produce ophtalmic lenses were also excluded.

In 2016 and 2017 Luxottica invested significantly in strengthening its technology and logistics infrastructure in order to take advantage of new business opportunities in the lens world: three labs equipped with the most advanced machinery for the production of corrective lenses were set up in the new logistics hubs of Sedico, Atlanta and Dongguan. This makes it possible to integrate lenses and frames at source, giving rise to the complete pair, and to optimize the service levels in all of the Group’s optical stores. In particular, in the US the Group is testing the closure of in-store lens laboratories in LensCrafters and the transfer of related lens treatment and finishing activities to the central laboratories in Dallas, Columbus and Atlanta, with important benefits in terms of the supply of increasingly digital lenses tailored to the needs of each customer.

2017 environmental reporting scope

CountryFacilitiesIncidence on Group total production
Italy Agordo, Sedico, Rovereto, Pederobba, Cencenighe and Lauriano 41%
China Dongguan 46%
United States Foothill Ranch 9%
Brazil Campinas 4%

CountryPrimary distribution centersAverage volumes managed per day
Italy Sedico 240,000
China Dongguan 220,000
United States Atlanta 185,000
Brazil -

The extension of the non-financial reporting scope to the lens laboratories, thus completing the coverage of the Operations area, as well as to the Retail and Wholesale divisions in the main geographical areas, is currently ongoing.


32. The Jundiaì logistics hub is included in the project to measure the CO2 emissions deriving from the transportation of finished products (glasses) between the primary distribution centers described in “Monitoring the Carbon footprint”