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Mondottica joins UN sustainability initiative

The eyewear company has become a member of the UN Global Compact, a voluntary platform for the development and implementation of responsible business practices

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Mondottica has joined the United Nations Global Compact, a corporate sustainability initiative, to enhance its commitment to best practice in the eyewear industry.

The eyewear company has become a member of the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network UK, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

As part of its sustainability and responsible business efforts and in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Mondottica has committed to operationalise the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

On becoming a member of the UN Global Compact Network UK, Tony Pessok, chief executive officer for Mondottica, suggested the move would enhance the company’s commitment to “deliver best practice, and measure our impact from our operations affecting the environment, human rights, labour, and anti-corruption within the global eyewear industry.”

Pessok added: “Inherent in our aim to create well-made and beautiful eyewear for our customers to use and love for a long time, is our responsibility to make considered choices in the way we design, source and operate to influence positive change for people and planet.”

Mondottica has established an internal group to lead on its sustainability efforts. The group is particularly focusing on areas such as product and packaging, point-of-sale materials and energy, working in partnership with the supply chain and communities.

More than 14,000 companies and 3500 non-business signatories are part of the UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative across more than 160 countries and 70 local networks.