The FIA and Essilor renew their agreement on FIA Action for Road Safety, deepening long-term partnership to lead global change on vision and safe mobility. | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

The FIA and Essilor renew their agreement on FIA Action for Road Safety, deepening long-term partnership to lead global change on vision and safe mobility.

10.11.20

Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) & the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, and Paul du Saillant, CEO of Essilor International, recently met at the FIA headquarters in Paris to continue driving together a global change on the importance of vision for safe mobility.

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Flashback has been made on the first three years of agreement and the achievements made from FIA’s announcement to make "Check your vision" an FIA Golden Rule for Road Safety to the United Nations' recent recommendation to governments to ensure good vision for all road users. The meeting between the two leaders served as a springboard to further accelerate the existing collaboration by putting a focus on projects aimed to deliver visual equipment, in addition to rolling out new advocacy initiatives. 

“Together with Essilor, the FIA has achieved significant milestones towards the United Nations’ road safety-related 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we are accelerating our journey and we will do so by equipping our FIA club members, providing glasses to people in need, and by continuing to support innovation through our racing expertise” - Jean Todt, highlights in the video.

Commenting on the vast potential ahead for this partnership, Paul du Saillant said: “By leveraging our expertise, innovation, brands, and inclusive business program, we are helping drivers, bikers, cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the road safely thanks to good vision. By doing so, Essilor further strengthens its commitment to the FIA and the United Nations Road Safety Fund.”

Looking ahead, with this renewed partnership, Essilor and the FIA plan to:
● Provide FIA clubs with preferential access to adequate vision care solutions for their members through offline and online offer,
● Collaborate in the distribution of glasses to road users in need, in developing countries by involving national FIA clubs,
● Establish a collaboration between FIA and Essilor’s instruments division to define, improve and promote appropriate eye exams for drivers,
● Examine the possibility of Essilor’s involvement in FIA championships,
● Explore a further collaboration by leveraging the Helmet Industry Working Group outputs.