Protecting The Environment
A key part of Luxottica’s environmental policy is 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.
ISO 14001: Environmental Management System
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 over the years. As a result, 15 manufacturing and distribution sites of Luxottica are ISO 14001 certified to date.
Based on the monitoring of four environmental macro-issues (energy consumption, water consumption, emissions and waste), Luxottica’s environmental management system encompasses the following phases:
- measurement of the environmental impacts generated by the Group’s processes and activities through the installation of meters that make it possible to view energy consumption in real time;
- analysis of such impacts through the use of specific indicators and the standardization of internal reporting tools;
- identification of priority action areas and definition of new initiatives, projects and improvement plans;
- implementation of technical improvement projects (e.g., energy efficiency initiatives) and innovative macro projects (e.g., photovoltaic facility and biomass plants).
ISO 50001: Energy Management System
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 over the years by the other Italian manufacturing facilities, the Chinese and Brazilian manufacturing facilities, Milan headquarters and Barberini lens manufacturing plant in Germany.
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.
LEED green building certification
The Group’s sustainability-based approach is also evident in its request for LEED® certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), presented by the Group for the logistics hubs of Sedico, Dongguan and Atlanta constructed between 2016 and 2017.
The obtainment of this certificate attests that these sites 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 company, monitoring water and energy consumption, discharges, waste and the emission of green-house gases into the atmosphere follows Luxottica's standards, which are more stringent than those required under local regulations.