CooperCompanies Releases 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Highlights Report; Signs on to United Nations Global Compact

May 19, 2022 9:00 AM ET
2021 CooperCompanies ESG highlights Report cover. Illustration of watercolor city

CooperCompanies has published its 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Highlights Report, sharing the Company’s progress on ESG items most important to its businesses and stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, customers, and global communities.

The Company also announced in the report it has become a corporate participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative that calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Key report highlights include:

  • Scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index 2022, naming Cooper a Best Place to Work for LGTBQ+ Equality;
  • Women made up 49% of its global workforce and the Company achieved gender parity for its Board of Directors;
  • Racially and ethnically diverse employees made up 35% of Cooper’s U.S. workforce;
  • 6 facilities are LEED® or BREEAM® certified;
  • Preventing the equivalent of nearly 28 million plastic bottles from polluting the oceans through its partnership with Plastic Bank in the U.S. and Europe; and
  • $1.4 million raised to date for Optometry Giving Sight, providing eye exams for 275,000 people worldwide.

“2021 illustrated the unwavering resilience of Cooper employees and their commitment to improving lives one person at a time,” said Al White, President and CEO of CooperCompanies. “From vision care to women’s health, we remain more committed than ever to ethical business practices, innovative, high-quality products, and being a global employer of choice.”

This 2021 ESG Highlights Report provides updated performance metrics covering its high-priority ESG topics and includes stories illustrating Cooper’s commitment to its ESG Pillars (People, Planet, and Partnerships). CooperCompanies aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards in developing the report.

Kim Duncan
Vice President, Investor Relations and Risk Management

Read the Report