How Signify went 100% carbon neutral


    December 08, 2020


    Signify’s Head of Governmental Affairs Harry Verhaar explains why Signify has spent five years implementing energy efficiency measures, procuring renewable energy and more.


    In September, Signify became a fully carbon neutral company.

    We’ve moved to utilizing more energy-efficient technologies and have virtual power purchase agreements in Poland which support our commitment to ten years of clean wind energy.
    We’re honored to be a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2020. This recognition is important for us, in the year we celebrate carbon neutrality. Now we take the next bold step - to double our positive impact on the environment and society in 2025.
    SouthPole Mitcon Wind Farm image 1
    SouthPole Mitcon Wind Farm in India CREDIT: Signify

    Harry Verhaar, Signify’s head of global public and government affairs, sat down with Climate Home News. He explains how the company reached its goal and why it’s important for other companies to follow suit.


    Since announcing its commitment at the Cop21 climate summit in Paris, the company has shifted to energy efficient technologies, optimised logistics, reduced business travel, and converted to 100% renewable electricity and converted to 100% renewable electricity.


    Watch the video below to see the full interview.

    Nature Connect - In Conversation with Signify's Harry Verhaar
    Carbon Neutrality: In Conversation with Signify's Harry Verhaar

    About the author:

    Zak Derler

    Zak Derler

    Associate editor for Branded Content, Climate Home News

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17

    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, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 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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