SEE Summit

SEE Summit 4 October 2021

ABDO is inviting everyone across the optical professions and industry to save 4 October 2021 for the inaugural SEE Summit on the Environment.

ABDO’s working group on Social, Ethical and Environmental (SEE) issues is holding a launch event to promote environmental sustainability in the UK optical sector.

The event takes place in the run-up to the COP climate change summit in November 2021 and will highlight the importance of environmental sustainability and inspire change by sharing good practice case studies and providing practical advice.

ABDO Vice President Daryl Newsome says, “We all recognise the importance of climate change and pollution. Many different organisations within optics are making great efforts to make our industries and professions environmentally sustainable. ABDO would like to play its part by bringing together individuals and organisations to support and recognise their efforts and achievements and to share best practices in an impartial and collaborative way.”

The event is supported by the OSA. Stuart Burn, Chairman of the OSA says, “The OSA is delighted to be a part of the first SEE Summit in October where optical bodies can help shape a better future for our planet. This fantastic initiative will bring positive change and lasting effects to the optical sector and the environment we inhabit.”

ABDO’s working group is also looking to develop a network involving professional bodies, manufacturers, practice owners and practitioners, all of whom can work together to highlight good practice and raise awareness of the importance of this issue.

If you have environmental initiatives you would like to showcase in the run up to or at the event, please email

If you would like to be involved in or support the event, email

To book your place, click here.


The SEE Summit will take place online on Monday 4 October 2021 from 7 to 8.30pm.

Further details will be added to the agenda as speakers are announced.

  1. Introduction
  2. Keynote speaker
  3. Case studies
  4. Environmental sustainability pledges
  5. Next steps

To book your place, click here.