Annual Report 2019

2.6 End-of-product lifecycle

Even though frames and sunglasses have long lifecycles — and are replaced on average every two to three years — we find ways to extend their usage to create more purpose and less waste. We also contribute to shaping better consumption patterns and provide donations to help people in need.

Many of our retailers offer second-life programs throughout their networks and collaborate with NGOs to collect and donate second-hand eyewear.

Also, we are not always able to sell our inventory and need to dispose of these obsolete high-quality products. In these cases, we donate them to NGOs and research/educational institutions to help people who cannot afford corrective eyewear and students and researchers to advance in their studies.

You can read more about these collaborations and donations in Section 3.3 'We give back to our communities.'