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Legal Notice governing use of ecp.essilor.co.uk

Welcome to ecp.essilor.co.uk. By choosing to access ecp.essilor.co.uk you agree to accept the terms and conditions of this Legal Notice governing use of the site.


Site description

The purpose of this website is to provide information on products and services produced by ESSILOR Ltd for eye care professionals within the optical industry.

Essilor Limited is a Company registered in England with Registration Number 852410. Essilor Limited's Registered Office is Cooper Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3UW. VAT number is 222593866

Essilor Ltd is a member of ROSPA, FMO and British Safety Council It has attained ISO 9002 and ISO 9001:2000.

General warning

ESSILOR Ltd ("ESSILOR"), the owner of this website, seeks to ensure that the information made available here in is both accurate and up to date when it is placed on line.

However, ESSILOR:
- provides no warranty as to the accurate, precise or exhaustive nature of that information,
- reserves the right to modify and correct at any time and without notice, the content of the documents published on the website.
Consequently, ESSILOR can accept no liability for :
- any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission affecting the information made available on this website,
- any prejudice caused by the illicit intrusion of any third party, including when it could lead to modification of such information,

or, more generally, for any prejudice, direct or consequential, and irrespective of the cause, origin, nature and consequences thereof, caused by the access, or inability to access, this website by any person, by the use of the website and/or by any belief in the accuracy of information originating directly or indirectly on the website.

Privacy Policy & your Personal Identifiable Information - Detailed version 

Collection and use

The information collected on his website is subject to treatment by Essilor Ltd and selected partner companies.

We request your personal identifiable information (PII) to provide a service, product or information about Essilor’s products or services or to complete a transaction. Examples include subscribing to newsletters, emailing a friend an article from the Website, entering a Promotion, participating in training, finding an eyecare professional practice, completing online surveys, contacting us with questions or comments, or for product registration. We will process your personal data for administrative and informational purposes, contact you for feedback or inform you on Essilor and associated brands.

Your personal data may also be processed for statistical purposes. This data will be stored for a period no longer than is necessary. For processing purposes, your personal data may be transferred to other companies of Essilor Group located within the European Union.


Protection of Personal Information

We will process your personal identifiable information (PII) in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and any other successor legislation.  Under this law, you have the right to access to personal data relating to you and to require personal data to be corrected if inaccurate or to be deleted.

You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.

Although, Essilor cannot promise the use of our Website is completely safe, we use standard security measures. We recommend you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

This Website may contain customer reviews, forums and/or message boards and other Online Content. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when considering the disclosure of your PII. You agree that Essilor is not responsible for material posted by you or others in these public forums.

Protection of intellectual property rights

This website is an intellectual work protected by intellectual property legislation. Unless stated otherwise, the intellectual property rights attaching to the documents contained in the website and each of the elements created for it are the sole and exclusive property of Essilor Ltd, which grants no licence or right other than that enabling access to the site.

The reproduction of any and all content on this website is authorised solely for informational purposes in the context of personal and private use; any reproduction and use of copies made for any other purpose is expressly prohibited.

The brands, patents, logos and other assets covered by intellectual property rights and mentioned on the present website are either the property of ESSILOR or permission has been granted for their use. No right or licence can be granted for any of the aforementioned elements without the written agreement of ESSILOR or the third parties holding the relevant rights.

Essilor Tax Strategy

This tax strategy is published in compliance with the duty under paragraph 19(2) / 22(2) of Schedule 19 of Finance Act 2016.

The approach of Essilor group to risk management and governance arrangements in relation to UK taxation:


For its operations in the UK as well as worldwide, Essilor endeavors to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and expects its directors, officers, and employees to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct.

This includes acting in collaboration with local administration and establishing a proper harmonization of the tax practices followed by all the entities of the Group. Our guidelines’ goal is to include responsible tax risk management in the Group’s business framework, as an essential element our ecnomic and social contribution to society.

The attitude of the group towards tax planning (so far as affecting UK taxation):

Essilor considers that paying the due and fair amount of taxes as calculated with reference to existing laws and transfer pricing principles is an important element of its strategy and a way to nurture its social and economic contribution to society. Essilor commits to pay all its required taxes in the countries where it operates. The Group is also committed to refrain from engaging in aggressive tax planning strategies.

The level of risk in relation to UK taxation that the group is prepared to accept:

The level of risk in relation to UK taxation results from the change of tax laws which occur every year. This statement is not only valid for the UK but also for all other jurisdictions where Essilor operates. To limit the risk of infringement or inadequate application of tax laws, Essilor maintains proper and effective internal control systems, tax processes and a qualified personnel to allow our tax/finance teams to ensure compliance with the principles contained in these guidelines.


The approach of the group towards its dealing with HMRC:

Essilor is committed to keep a reciprocal and cooperative relationship with the tax authorities in the countries where it operates. The Group’s tax policy is based on the principles of respect of the law and transparency. This commitment is valid for dealings with HMRC.

Essilor #1 in Spectacle Lenses Worldwide

The source for our #1 in Spectacle Lenses Worldwide is the following: 

Euromonitor, Eyewear 2019 edition; Essilor International SA Company; Retail value sales at RSP

Gender Pay Gap

Essilor Ltd fully supports the Gender Pay Gap Report initiative. The Mission of our company is ‘Improving Lives by Improving Sight’ which applies to every person on the planet, irrespective of gender.

Download Essilor UK ltd Gender Pay Gap Report ›

Modern Slavery Act

Statement of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL and other relevant group companies (hereinafter “Essilor”) published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) entered into effect on October 29th, 2015. The Act requires manufacturers and retailers doing business in the United Kingdom and supplying goods or services, with an annual turnover exceeding £36 million, to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains and within their businesses.

Essilor is the global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of ophthalmic lenses and equipment for eyecare professionals. The company’s mission is to improve lives by improving sight. To this end, Essilor develops solutions to correct and protect the visual health of all 7.4 billion people in the world. Essilor is headquartered in France and has approximately 64,000 employees in 130 countries. Essilor had a turnover of 7,115 million Euros in 2016.

For purposes of the Act, “modern slavery” is a term used to encompass slavery, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking. It includes both adults and children being forced to work against their free will.

Essilor is committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and managing the group in a socially responsible way contributes to this commitment. Essilor aims to employ the highest ethical and professional standards and to always comply with the local laws and regulations applicable to its business. More specifically, Essilor is committed to ensuring its operations and supply chains are free of human trafficking and slavery. Our employment policies and procedures uphold this principle. Essilor also requires its suppliers to take all necessary steps to demonstrate that their operations and their supply chains comply with these requirements.

Essilor maintains written policies that strictly prohibit the use of slavery or human trafficking in its direct supply chains. This includes the Essilor “Code of Ethics” in which we communicate our ethical principles and associated expectations to our supply chain. Our Essilor Supplier Charter requires all Essilor suppliers to sign up to a sustainability clause which details all requirements around forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.

We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our products supply chains, where we have undertaken activity to minimise the risk of Modern Slavery. Within these areas, new suppliers and factories are subject to due diligence checks in the form of ethical and compliance audits conducted by or on behalf of Essilor.

Our written policies and procedures by which we should treat employees include: (i) transparent fair behaviour, such as protecting human rights, (ii) compliance with legislation, including fundamental rights at work – in particular freedom of association and elimination of discrimination throughout employment.

Training is fundamental to raising awareness of these issues. Essilor conducts training for its employees to emphasize the importance of acting with integrity and in line with its own internal “Code of Ethics”. We have trained our key staff in Modern Slavery and human rights through on-line and on-site trainings and developed an internal policy which is available to all of our employees which provides further guidance on how to identify, manage and report such risks.

This Statement will be reviewed annually and updated as required.

This Statement was approved and signed by:
Hubert Sagnières
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer