This year, CooperVision Puerto Rico, one of our largest operations globally, continued to build on its legacy of environmental stewardship, achieving the globally recognized LEED® Silver green building certification.
The 540,000-square-foot site located in Juana Díaz has received numerous recognitions and awards for its sustainability initiatives, standing out in LEED® categories for energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and location and transportation. The site’s environmental initiatives continue to extend beyond those considered by LEED®. For example, through the development of a combined heat and power facility, the site is moving towards more energy efficient, lower emitting, and lower cost electricity sources.
The site also invests in empowering the local community. This year, a $25,000 grant to STEM nonprofit EcoExploratorio, Inc. is supporting the creation of a Scientific Room of Marine Life at the Puerto Rico Science Museum to educate visitors and local students on the importance of preserving and protecting Puerto Rico’s rich and diverse marine life.