SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glaukos Corporation (NYSE: GKOS), an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disorders and retinal diseases, today announced that it has published its 2020 Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s continued commitment and progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. The Sustainability Report can be found on the company’s website here.
“I am proud to issue our second annual Sustainability Report that significantly builds upon the inaugural Sustainability Report we issued last year as we strive to continue to grow and enhance our ESG policies and programs,” said Thomas Burns, Glaukos president and chief executive officer. “Over the course of 2020, we invested significant time and resources into better understanding what drives sustainability at Glaukos, establishing meaningful goals to propel us forward on ESG matters and examining how best to present our progress to our stakeholders. Our commitment to continual improvement as responsible corporate citizens is unwavering and we hope that our 2020 Sustainability Report reflects that dedication.”
Over the course of 2020, Glaukos undertook several actions to further improve its ESG efforts and reporting framework. First, Glaukos included ESG as a Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee responsibility included in that Committee’s charter to allow for direct Board oversight of ESG matters. In addition, Glaukos created a new Sustainability Council comprised of cross-functional senior subject matter experts across various departments in the organization to drive execution and implementation of the sustainability program. Finally, Glaukos completed a thorough process to prioritize ESG topics that it believes to be most impactful to the company’s business, incorporating input from multiple internal and external sources and stakeholders. Based upon these prioritized topics, Glaukos established and published its sustainability goals for the near future.
Glaukos’ 2020 Sustainability Report can be found on the company’s website here.
Glaukos (www.glaukos.com) is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disorders and retinal diseases. The company pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos launched the iStent®, its first MIGS device, in the United States in 2012, its next-generation iStent inject® device in the United States in 2018, and most recently, the iStent inject W device in 2020. In corneal health, Glaukos’ proprietary suite of single-use, bio-activated pharmaceuticals are designed to strengthen, stabilize and reshape the cornea through a process called corneal collagen cross-linking to treat corneal ectatic disorders and correct refractive conditions. Glaukos is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale surgical and pharmaceutical therapies in glaucoma, corneal health and retinal disease.
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