Community and Sustainability

Making a positive impact

Our ambitions for a positive future

Our mission is simple: we’re changing lives through better sight and hearing.

But we also want to have a positive impact on the lives of the people we work with, the communities we serve, and the planet we share.

Our commitment is to make a positive difference and to change the way we operate so that we achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. We’ve also got our sights locked onto making eye and hearing care available to disadvantaged people in our communities, and we’re pushing ourselves to provide an even more inclusive workplace where everyone can feel proud to belong and empowered to make a difference and live more sustainably.

We have some bold targets and, powered by the energy and inspiration of our people, our supply chain partners, and our customers, we’re determined to achieve them.

Our Planet Ambition

The one thing we all have in common is the home we share, and we all have a responsibility to reduce the impact we have on our planet. After all, without our planet, there’s no us.​​​​​​​ So, we want to make a difference to our planet by achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reducing the environmental impact of our operations through elimination, reduction, substitution and collaboration. This will involve reducing our operational emissions, focusing on the materials we use, the way they’re produced, where they come from, how they get to us, our packaging and product waste, as well as what happens to our products once they reach the end of their life.

Our Community Ambition

Our unique partnership structure means that every Specsavers store is locally owned and run by passionate members of the local community and every customer and team member is cared for as family. ​​This structure, and our place in the community, gives us a chance to play an even bigger, more responsible role in society. So, we’re pushing ourselves even further to make sure no one gets left behind when it comes to accessing sight and hearing care services and support , regardless of their circumstances. Our long term partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation is helping to restore sight and provide much needed eye care to so many people in Australia and Fiji, giving them a chance for a brighter future.

Our People Ambition

We wouldn’t be anything without our people: our partners and store teams, supply chain teams and support office teams who help to change lives on a daily basis. We want Specsavers to be a place where everyone, from all walks of life and across the globe, is proud to belong. ​​We’ll do this by providing greater opportunities for our people to make a positive difference in their community and live more sustainably, through more accessible careers, better care and wellbeing programmes, and having an inclusive culture where everyone feels welcome, valued, supported and able to fulfil their potential.

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