Signify gets busy around the globe for Good Deeds Day


    07 April 2019


    This yearly volunteering event is an annual focal point for a company that loves to lend a hand


    April 7th looks similar in Signify offices and factories around the world. From Mumbai to Eindhoven, and New Jersey to Beijing.


    Instead of business as usual, it's 'volunteering as usual'. Signify has giving back as a key part of its DNA (See the Value Creation Model in our Annual Report). And one opportunity to celebrate this value is International Good Deeds Day, which falls on 7 April.


    As Prajna Khanna, Head of CSR/ Foundation Director says, "Good Deeds Day is an opportunity for us to distill the volunteering efforts we do around the year into one action-packed day, which is also a celebration of the act of volunteering itself.”

    Eindhoven light fest


    Signify also has its own year-round corporate social responsibility program, promoting employee volunteering and employee giving through locally relevant initiatives.


    One example is in Pakistan where initiatives in 2018 included retrofitting the lighting in schools, as well as delivering classes on energy efficiency as a climate change mitigator.


    As Asad Jafar, Country Manager of Pakistan said, “It's an immensely satisfying team activity, where we get so much in return, a tremendous sense of pride in the company and comradery with each other.”


    This year, Signify has decided to set 7 April as a type of kick-off day for further volunteering. So for the next month there's a renewed focus on Signify employees giving back to our communities.


    As Good Deeds Day 2019 kicks off, let's look back on what we did last year:


    An April to remember

    • 232 volunteers from Signify China visited 32 schools to share about climate change and energy efficiency
    • 110 volunteers from Signify Indonesia taught 511 students and undertook a light retrofit initiative at two different schools
    • 35 volunteers from Signify Pakistan taught workshops on energy efficiency at 8 local schools - reaching over 2000 students!
    • 400 colleagues from Signify India volunteered in local communities
    • 710 colleagues from Signify Netherlands worked on Glow, Day of Light, KookMet & Leuven
    • 40 Signify Panama volunteers trained 500 local schoolkids on the power of gratitude and humanity
    • 70 Signify employees giving back to their communities in Argentina


    Let this year's good deeds commence!

    About the author:

    Ryan Millar
    Ryan Millar

    Chief Editor, Signify

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    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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