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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Alcon’s Corporate Giving efforts, including the Alcon Foundation and Alcon Cares, help people around the world by increasing access to quality eye care, driving eye care provider training and skills-transfer and strengthening the communities in which we live and work.

Responsible Business Practices
We are committed to demonstrating integrity in everything we do. What we do at Alcon is critical to help people see better; how we conduct our business in the workplace, in the marketplace, and in society determines our success as a business. We believe in conducting our business fairly and ethically and in a manner consistent with all applicable legal and industry code requirements.

Increasing Access to Quality Eye Care
In many geographic locations around the world, a robust, quality eye care system is often limited or not available at all. That’s why we partner with organizations and support programs that help increase access to sustainable eye care for patients around the world. As a result, hundreds of thousands of underserved patients have received quality eye care services they might not have otherwise received.

Building Capacity for Continuous Eye Care

We help build the capacity for sustainable eye care by supporting programs that provide quality training and education for eye care providers. For example, through our 40-year partnership with Orbis, we have helped increase the skills of local eye care professionals around the globe, which enables them to treat more patients.

Alcon Giving
Our corporate giving supports hundreds of charitable organizations, whose programs align with our charitable objectives, through four giving channels:
  • The Alcon Foundation, which provides monetary donations to eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations
  • Alcon Cares, which provides product and equipment donations to eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations
  • Associate and community engagement through volunteer activities

Charitable Monetary Donations
Alcon provides donations (grants) to organizations that offer high-quality programs and services to promote patient eye health education, increase access to eye care, and enhance the communities where our company is located. These donations are offered through the Alcon Foundation.
Learn more about donation eligibility, criteria and restrictions
  • Eligibility Questionnaire
    To determine eligibility to apply for grants from the Alcon Foundation, please complete the questionnaire. If eligible, further information about the application process will be provided.

Charitable Product and Equipment Donations
Alcon donates ophthalmic medicines and devices to local eye care clinics who work to improve and restore vision to patients around the world. Our donations help improve the sustainability of these clinics so they can provide long-term care to more people. We also donate product and equipment to short-term medical missions that deliver eye exams and surgeries for patients and training for local eye care professionals. All product and equipment donations are offered through Alcon Cares.
Learn more about donation criteria and how to apply for donations