Climate change is one of the most important challenges we face. Pollution and overconsumption rapidly increase greenhouse emissions, warming the planet at an alarming rate. The 2021 IPCC report announced code red for humanity and laid out the disastrous effects of increased temperatures. Melting ice caps raise our sea levels, endangering coastal human settlements. Warmer ocean waters lead to acidification, diminishing animal life and vegetation. Higher temperatures cause more intense storms, floods, heavy snowfalls, and longer and more frequent droughts. And reduced freshwater availability limits our ability to grow food and crops.
“In 2021, the world was still warming faster than ever. There is a widespread sense of unrest that calls for action, not words, to minimize and avert the damage we, humans, have caused for the planet,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify in the Climate Action Report. “For Signify, this means we need to amplify our efforts, not only in our operations, but across our entire value chain, and help our stakeholders play their role in minimizing the impacts of climate change.”
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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.