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FOR RELEASE 9/5/2007, Wednesday

Bausch & Lomb Honored by Hispanic Business and LATINA Style for Diversity Initiatives

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb’s commitment to diversity and workplace inclusion has earned the global eye health company honors from Hispanic Business magazine and LATINA Style magazine.


Hispanic Business Diversity Elite

Bausch & Lomb is one of 60 companies included in the Hispanic Business Diversity Elite 2007 list, recognizing the best companies for Hispanic employees. Organizations were ranked using 30 variables including hiring, promotion, marketing and diversity goals. The winning companies appear in the September issue.


LATINA Style “50 Best Companies for Latinas”

Bausch & Lomb received an honorable mention in LATINA Style’s annual ranking of companies that provide the best career opportunities for Latinas. Criteria include the number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, and affinity groups.


“This recognition is a significant achievement for Bausch & Lomb,” said Clayton Osborne, vice president, human resources. “It validates our belief that a diverse workforce is good for business. Our employees come from many cultures and have a variety of life experiences. We work diligently to ensure that all employees know their voice and contributions are valuable and will be heard. Receiving national recognition clearly shows that our commitment to fostering a diverse work environment is generating positive results.”

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About Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. Bausch & Lomb’s 2006 revenues were more than $2.2 billion; it employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide and its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information can be found at

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