At GrandVision, we take a holistic approach to Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CSR) and understand the value it brings to our company and stakeholders, including investors, customers and employees. We established an integrated CSR strategy under the umbrella GrandVision Cares to support our ambition to grow responsibly as an employer, an eyecare provider and a caring corporate citizen.
GrandVision Cares' three pillars – People, Product Value Chain and Presence – align with our business strategy and contribute to our overall strategic agenda by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities into our strategic accelerators. The model incorporates global and local initiatives and supports the establishment of CSR as a shared mindset and responsibility across the GrandVision group.
Our ultimate goal is to heighten awareness of our businesses' power to bring positive change to people and the planet by creating a balance between our business activities and their societal and environmental impacts. Each pillar includes a list of priorities that we will continue to tackle in the coming years. These priorities match our culture and beliefs as a company, and also relate to a major societal agenda that includes topics like gender equality, fairness and transparency in supply chains, climate change, charitable contributions to local communities by increasing awareness and education about eye health, as well as donating eyewear and eyecare.
In 2020, our main focus was to onboard and align all GrandVision retail brands with our CSR strategic outlook and environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, thus increasing our global contribution to major societal issues.