Blackwoods helps to close the gap in eye health
A partnership lasting more than a decade between Blackwoods and The Fred Hollows Foundation has now seen more than $3 million donated towards closing the gap in eye health experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Since 2008, 10 per cent of the Blackwoods Prosafe eye protection range sold in Australia has been donated to the Foundation’s work to restore sight and transform lives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are three times more likely to go blind than non-Indigenous Australians, yet 94 per cent of that vision loss is preventable or treatable. The Foundation hopes to put an end to these alarming figures by focussing on education, screening and treatment.
And with the Prosafe brand currently undergoing a refresh after 15 years, including a full PPE and Workplace Safety digital catalogue, the beneficiaries will extend far beyond those for whom PPE is the most important thing they will wear all day.
This case study was published subsequent to the signing of the Independent limited Assurance Statement on 23 September 2020 and has not been assured.