EssilorLuxottica ranked highest among optical firms in the Financial Times’s second annual Diversity Leaders classification. The survey conducted by Statista involved 850 European companies and assessed employees’ perception of companies’ inclusiveness or efforts to promote various aspects of diversity. These include gender balance, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability and age.

Essilux ranked 135th and Synoptik, the Danish optical chain, was 719th. The overall ranking was topped by Biocoop, a French retailer of organic food.

Meanwhile, Essilux’s subsidiary Salmoiraghi&Viganò was elected as the best optical chain in Italy for 2020 by Seic-Studio Orlandini in collaboration with Kiki Lab.