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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.

Corporate Responsibility Report
Alcon has been actively engaged in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives during our 70+ years in ophthalmology and optometry.  In publishing our first Corporate Responsibility Report as an independent, standalone company, we are sharing our perspective on corporate citizenship and demonstrating how our ESG efforts reflect our foundational principles: we care for and delight our customers; we pursue and drive innovation; and we care for and inspire our people.
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.

Preserving Sight and the Beauty That Comes With It

Sight is precious. That’s why Alcon is dedicated to preserving sight and the beauty that comes with it. Through the Alcon Foundation, Alcon Cares and our affiliates, Alcon partners with eligible charitable organizations to provide monetary, product and equipment donations, with the goal of improving sight around the world.

Alcon Giving
Our corporate giving supports hundreds of charitable organizations, whose programs align with our giving objectives, through monetary donations, product and equipment donations, and associate volunteer activities.

Alcon and Orbis Celebrate 40 Years of Partnership
Orbis is a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness. Through the Flying Eye Hospital and its training programs, Orbis and its legions of volunteers and partners help establish and strengthen sustainable eye care in communities around the world. Through our charitable foundations, Alcon Cares and the Alcon Foundation, we’ve proudly donated products and equipment, funded programs and provided biomedical engineer volunteers to Orbis for more than 40 years because we know that by working with Orbis we’re helping more people see brilliantly.

Charitable Monetary Donations
Alcon provides charitable monetary donations (often referred to as grants) to eligible 501(c)3 organizations that offer high-quality programs and services to increase access to quality eye care, promote eye health education, and strengthen the communities in which we live and work. These donations are offered through the Alcon Foundation.
Learn more about the Alcon Foundation’s criteria, objectives and restrictions:
How to apply for a monetary donation from the Alcon Foundation:
To determine eligibility to apply for a donation from the Alcon Foundation, please first review the criteria, objectives and restrictions documents above. Well-aligned applications can then be submitted upon successful completion of the online eligibility questionnaire.

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.
Medical Missions Support Temporarily Suspended
(updated June 30, 2020)
Medical missions are a valuable means to help people see brilliantly, and our commitment to supporting medical missions with product donations remains as strong as ever. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to pose a significant health risk to the global community, so to protect traveling volunteers and in-country medical teams and patients, Alcon Cares is extending its suspension of medical mission support through September 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation and advise our partners of any updates to our policies.
We’re available at 800.222.8103 or [email protected] if you have any questions.