In Focus: Supplier group launches sustainability initiative

Optical suppliers can now achieve accreditation for their sustainability measures. Simon Jones reports

In a development described by its founder, the Optical Suppliers Association (OSA), as the most ‘significant initiative for the entire optical community,’ a new Green Charter will seek to engage members across all corners of the industry in the battle to lessen its impact on climate change.

‘The OSA Green Charter aims to ensure as many people as possible are engaged in the journey to sustainability,’ said chair of the OSA Sustainability Committee, Jayne Abel. The charter was launched with ‘great acceptance’ by members at its autumn meeting last week. The charter will provide a framework and enable targets to be set to encourage companies of all sizes to make progress. Its focus will be on achieving carbon net zero and eliminating all single-use plastics, and there will be four levels of accreditation.

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