ABDO has set October 4 as the date for its Social, Ethical and Environmental (SEE) Summit to be held later this year.

The inaugural event has been planned as the result of a working group formed at the start of the year to promote environmental sustainability across the optical sector.

ABDO has called on professionals from within the sector to support the event and help the government meet its goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gases by 2050.

Daryl Newsome, ABDO vice president, said: ‘We all recognise the importance of climate change and pollution. Many different organisations within optics are making great efforts to make our industries and professions environmentally sustainable.

'ABDO would like to play its part by bringing together individuals and organisations to support and recognise their efforts and achievements.’

The association added that an announcement would be made once bookings opened.