The members of the UN Global Climate Action Awards Advisory Panel, which is responsible for selecting the winning activities, said that they were particularly impressed by our Brighter Lives, Better World project.
They felt it serves as an excellent example of a large company not just pledging to work toward climate neutrality but actually delivering on it. They were also impressed by our integrated approach to climate action and found our activities to be truly transformative and innovative.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of accepting this award on behalf of the 37 thousand Signify employees around the globe who have created, innovated and pushed themselves and each other to lighten Signify’s environmental footprint and to enable greener solutions for our customers.
So, on behalf of the Signify team, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how we got here. How can a 130-year old electronics company with an international manufacturing footprint go on to be recognized as a climate leader?