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.”

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    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:

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    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 and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interactconnected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, we have approximately 29,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for two years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom , Twitter , LinkedIn and Instagram . Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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