Leader in sustainability

    Playing a key role in the transition to a low-carbon economy  

    Recent achievements

    • In 2019, 82.5% of our revenues came from our portfolio of sustainable products, systems, and services
    • We delivered more than 2.3 billion LED lamps & luminaires in 2015-2019, avoiding the release of over 56 megatonnes of CO2 emissions
    • In 2019, we reduced our own net carbon footprint by 56% compared with 2018 and we are carbon neutral in 15 markets out of 19
    • We also reduced the amount of waste delivered to landfill by 70% compared with 2018, recycling 90% of our waste

    Sustainability is central to the Signify strategy. It is the company purpose to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Signify is focused on increasing the energy efficiency of its products and reducing energy use in production processes. Through its sustainable lighting and sustainable operations, Signify is addressing population growth, resource challenges, and digitalization.


    Over the past 125 years, Signify pioneered many key breakthroughs in sustainable lighting, being a driving force behind several leading technological innovations, including LED. Today, approximately 13% of the world’s electricity is used for lighting. Through digital LED technology, Signify offers light that is up to 80% more energy efficient. With it, electricity usage for lighting is on track to decline to 8% by 2030. Through our leading position in the lighting industry, we believe we have an important role to play towards a low-carbon economy as the world transitions from conventional to LED lighting technology.


    This transformation and our focus on sustainability make Signify shares particularly attractive for investors who incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their investment decisions. The annual report has integrated information on our ESG performance. These disclosures are independently verified by Ernst & Young Accountants LLP at reasonable (highest) assurance level, making them especially suitable for primary data analysis.

    External recognition in 2019

    • Named Industry Leader in the Electrical Components and Equipment category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row
    • Included in CDP’s Climate A list for reducing our own environmental impact, as well as in CDP’s Supply Chain A list
    • Sustainalytics ranked us as ‘leader’ in the Electrical Equipment Industry
    Please find our Sustainability presentation here
    For more information, please refer to our Sustainability website

    Calendar & Events


    July 1, 2020

    Start of the closed period


    July 24, 2020

    Second quarter & first half year results


    July 27, 2020

    Roadshow* London - BofA




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