Supplier Sustainability

    At Signify, we are on a mission to improve people’s lives. This goal extends beyond our innovative products, systems and services to our supply chain. We invest in relationships with suppliers who provide a safe working environment, treat workers with respect, and work in an environmentally sound way.
    Our approach

    We take a systematic approach to improving the sustainability of our supply chain


    By being transparent and engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders – ranging from customers, governments and NGOs to suppliers, employees and investors – we are able to identify issues and opportunities and gain insights that we use to refine our supplier sustainability strategy. We then translate this strategy into dedicated programs designed to help our suppliers improve their social and environmental performance.

    Our programs

    Our dedicated programs are driving improvements in social and environmental performance in our supply chain


    We have developed a number of strategic programs to help our suppliers improve their sustainability performance, thus supporting our ambition to create a healthier, more sustainable world. These programs cover the assessment of supplier sustainability performance, management of regulated substances, conflict minerals, circular procurement, improvement of working conditions, and responsible sourcing initiatives.

    Our performance

    We are proud of our achievements in advancing a sustainable supply chain


    At Signify, we are constantly raising the bar as we strive to create a sustainable supply chain. We appreciate the many awards and other forms of recognition we have received for our efforts over the years.

    VBDO (Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development) Philips Lighting winner of Benchmark 2014 ‘A comparison of responsible supply chain practices of global multinationals’ for the eighth year in a row.
    DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Index) Philips Lighting sets the benchmark (99%) for responsible supply chain management.
    Philips Lighting ranked 4th among the top electronics companies on efforts to use and invest in conflict-free minerals in our products.