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Corporate Responsibility

At Cooper, we believe that operating with integrity and conducting our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner is important to our long-term success. Our global culture of responsibility is realized in the positive contributions we make to the customers, consumers, employees, communities, partners, shareholders, and other stakeholders we serve.

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ESG Report

CooperCompanies improves lives, one person at a time. Read about our commitment to being an industry leader in vision care and women's health through ethical business practices, and innovative, high-quality products in our inaugural environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report.

Our policies and practices keep the planet in mind while supporting important causes where we live and work. We've aligned our efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) aimed at protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity and peace for all by 2030. We are concentrating our current efforts on three SDGs we believe to be most relevant for our organization and our business activities. Click the goals below to learn more.

 

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CooperVision identifies current and emerging vision correction needs and develops advanced contact lenses to help improve the way people see each day. Examples include:

  • MiSight® 1 day contact lens slows the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years of age by up to 59% over three years.
  • Biofinity® toric multifocal contact lens supports patients around the globe for whom contact lens wear was previously a challenge.

CooperSurgical's extensive portfolio advances the care of women, babies, and families around the world. Examples include:

  • Offering the broadest coverage of the entire in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the industry.
  • Making diagnosis and treatment convenient and more efficient to help improve health outcomes for patients, including the portable Endosee® system and PARAGARD® which can be inserted in just one office visit.
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Environmental sustainability is core to Cooper's business strategy. Through reducing emissions, increasing our use of renewable energy, conserving resources, and embedding sustainability into our products, our operational focus is on the responsible use of the planet's natural resources.

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A sustainable future thrives through cooperation and collaboration, and we work to foster strong partnerships. Across the healthcare spectrum, Cooper partners with clinicians, practitioners, and researchers to stay up to date with rapid advances in care and strengthen the services offered to patients. Through our charitable giving program, we contribute time, money, and resources to impactful organizations and support the communities where Cooper operates.

Giving and Community Involvement

We believe in giving back to organizations that share our values and dedication to promoting healthier lives, communities and environments everywhere.

Global Causes

We have the privilege to work alongside organizations that make meaningful improvements in society each and every day. Our company and our employees contribute funds, time and talent across many initiatives and programs, including two signature causes, Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes. Through our global charitable giving program, Cooper Giving, employees can donate year-round to Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes and receive a company match.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Optometry Giving Sight

More than 1.2 billion people are unnecessarily blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to regular eye care. Optometry Giving Sight transforms lives by offering eye care at little or no cost, in addition to training local eye care professionals and establishing optometry schools and vision centers. CooperVision is proud to be a long-standing Global Platinum Sponsor.

 

March of Dimes

CooperSurgical's vision of a world with healthy women, babies and families directly aligns with March of Dimes' belief that every baby can have the best possible start. For 80 years, the organization has championed education on and advocacy for healthy pregnancy, prenatal care and other services to reduce risks such as premature birth and has provided support for families whose babies need specialized intensive care. CooperSurgical is proud to partner with March of Dimes as its corporate charity.

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Local Causes

 

We empower employees to give back where they believe it's most meaningful. Check out a few of the many community-based organizations and causes our teams support.


Lend a Paw

The CooperSurgical team in Trumbull, CT, hosted a ‘Lend a Paw’ pet supply drive to collect items to donate to local dog and cat shelters. The team collected over 60 items including food, cat litter, beds, dog leashes and more which were donated to selected organizations.


Meal Packing

Colleagues from CooperVision West Henrietta, NY came together to pack 200 lunch bags for a local homeless shelter in Rochester. The team formed an assembly line to package sandwich lunches for those in need in their local community.


Charity Soccer Tournament

CooperSurgical Costa Rica organized a soccer tournament charity fundraiser between the men’s soccer team at CooperSurgical and CooperVision in Costa Rica to help raise funds to support March of Dimes.


Giving Back at Local Shelter

CooperVision colleagues dedicated time during a team meeting to give back to the local community in the California Bay Area. The team helped prepare and serve dinner at a local shelter, working together to make macaroni and cheese, salad, shepherd’s pie and other items to serve to those in need.


Racing for a Cause in the UK

CooperSurgical UK participated in the Kernow Killer, a 16km run filled with muddy crawls, river crossings and other obstacles, to help raise funds and awareness for the Fertility Network UK charity. 


Soup Kitchen Volunteer Day

CooperVision Singapore teams volunteered at a local soup kitchen, Willing Hearts, which prepares and distributes about 5,000 meals daily to over 40 locations across Singapore. The team helped unload food, wash and cut vegetables and deliver meals to those in need.

Advancing the Industry

 

Through various programs, we further extend our reach by partnering on clinical and scientific initiatives for improved patient outcomes.

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We advance clinics and practices with world-class training at our centers of excellence in multiple countries.

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We host a diverse range of online courses and workshops for eye care practitioners and medical professionals.

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We support a variety of research efforts to extend the body of knowledge in high-value areas.